Events & Fundraising
We are a family nursery and have recently lost our beautiful and kind son Jack (younger brother to Lucy). We are raising funds for Mind and Restore, and awareness of mental health, to help others who suffer through mental illness. We are holding fundraising events in memory of Jack, both at the nursery and beyond, throughout the year. We are grateful to all our amazing friends and customers who have supported us so far and for future events - your kindness means so much to us, please help in any way you can.
Father Christmas Cycle-athon
This Christmas we need your help to get to the North Pole!
From Saturday the 9th of December we are holding our very first Cycle-athon. We are aiming to cycle a daunting 2,800 miles on exercise bikes - the distance to Father Christmas' home in the North Pole!
The challenge is running from 9th to 24th December. We would love our customers to help clock up some extra miles on our team of exercise bikes. (Reindeer and elf costumes supplied!) Your support for this amazing event would be much appreciated, helping raise awareness of mental health and much needed funds for Mind and Restore charities.Why not book your slot to avoid disappointment or queuing! If everyone could spend ten minutes or more on a bike then the miles will soon add up.
Progress Update 22nd December: We are in sight of the North Pole and may get there tonight! Jack's friends have said that they will cycle through the night to do a 'lap of honour around the North Pole'. We are dearly hoping that there may be an anonymous kind donor that would consider sponsoring this for 50p/£1 per mile (could be an upper limit!). This would be the icing on the Christmas cake and a fantastic finale to our friends tribute to Jack.
We tragically lost our son Jack this year and this Christmas will be very difficult not just for us but also for his good friends. Throughout the year friends and family have been taking on 'Channy Challenges' - this is our third challenge and we hope not only to raise funds for some incredible charities but also raise awareness of mental illness and suicide in young men.
We are also holding a raffle - grand prize a 8ft Reindeer! and have our ever-popular Children's 'Reindeer Challenge' up and running, all in aid of Mind and Restore
Oxford Half Marathon
On 8th October 2017 a group of Jack's friends - Ryan, Max, Amber, Thomas, Rob, Sophia, Marcella and Lucy - ran the Oxford Half Marathon, raising an incredible:
£2,094.50 for Mind and Restore!
Above: Some of the heroes of the day!
Thames Path Challenge
In September 2017, Liz and Simon took on the daunting challenge of walking 50Km along the Thames Path in aid of Mind. They achieved this in a lightning speed of 8hours 15mins and raised an amazing:
£3,315 for Mind
This was the first of many 'Channy Challenges' in memory of Jack and the start of many great events to come
Memories of Jack