Weather Icon 9.3°C Clear
Kids Planet raises over £1,000 for Glossop children’s charity
Tuesday 5th February 2019 @ 13:26 by Tom Greggan
Dukinfield Glossop News Tameside

Dukinfield’s Kids Planet Day Nursery is over the moon after raising more than £1,000 for charity.

Glossop-based Mummy’s Star has now received donations of £1036.55 raised as part of the Christmas festivities held at the nursery in December.

The money raised at the nursery’s Christmas fair, which included a Santa café, tombola, slime making and caricature artist, was added to funds previously donated at the nursery’s Christmas nativity at Dukinfield Baptist Church.

The charity, the only one of its kind in the UK and Ireland, is dedicated to supporting women and their families affected by cancer during pregnancy or within 12 months after giving birth.

Lucy Butterworth, Acting Nursery Manager at the Dukinfield nursery on Jeffrey’s Drive, said: “We’re absolutely over the moon to have raised this amount of money for such a wonderful charity.

“A massive thank you goes to all of our families and friends who have given so generously.”

On receiving the cheque, Mummy’s Star Information and Support Worker Tracey Derbyshire said: “We are so touched by the fundraising that has been done by the team at Kids Planet Dukinfield.

“As a small charity, we are able to stretch this kind of money so far so that many families can be supported through the traumatic time they experience when diagnosed with cancer.

“Thank you to both the staff team and all the parents who contributed.”

For more information about Mummy’s Star you can visit www.mummysstar.org.