Please help us to get through this tough period!
Leahurst Road Pre-School is a community-based pre-school based at St Luke’s Church in West Bridgford and has been serving children and supporting their families in the area for over 40 years.
The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has, like many other pre-school settings, impacted us greatly as families in the community have been faced with huge amounts of uncertainty. As a result, a significantly lower number of children have attended the pre-school this year.
On the back of a tough few years of under-funding of the early years sector, we’ve been left with insufficient money to offer the enhanced and enrichment activities that our children thrive on. COVID-19 has hit us hard at an already difficult time.
We are anticipate by the end of our financial year, we will have made a £30,000 loss, predominantly through loss of fees from children attending our pre-school due to the pandemic.
We need your help to get us through these challenging times. We simply cannot survive long term without additional fundraising and funding. We feel passionate about the service we want to provide the children of our local community; we want to be able to offer those children who have additional needs the care and support they are entitled to.
We want to raise £10,000. This will be a huge help to us to help us overcome our short-term financial challenges and help us to provide the services we want to continue to provide for our community. This maybe in providing necessary staffing resources, replacing some of our equipment with more natural resources and also expanding and replacing some of outdoor equipment. Whether we receive one-off donations or as a response to a fund-raising activity, we will appreciate every single penny that is raised.
Sponsored Virtual Walk
The first fundraising activity that pre-school will embark on is a sponsored virtual walk challenge of 4500 miles to Kenya, stopping at interesting destinations on route. We would like every child and family to participate in the challenge and we will collectively add up the number of miles each family in total walks, runs, cycles, scoots etc at the end of each week. The event will run from Tuesday 9th March until , 16th April 2021. Please email your collective family/friends’ miles into us ([email protected]) at the end of each week and we will see if we can reach our target destination. Not only will we hopefully raise lots of money for the pre-school, but it will also help us all get out during this last difficult month of lock down and hopefully take advantage of some nicer weather whilst promoting exercise and wellbeing.
Thank you for taking the time to read our page, we appreciate every penny you donate and help to ensure that our pre-school thrives for another 40 years!