Duvet day for youngsters as they wear pyjamas for charity

Duvet day funDuvet day fun will be had at a Redditch nursery as children spend the day in their pyjamas to raise funds for charity.

Youngsters at Bright Kids Nursery in Crabbs Cross are having the pyjamas day on Wednesday to raise money for Crackerjack Children’s Trust.

Crackerjacks was established to help relieve the stress and strains in life that coping with a severe disability can cause.

Lorraine Ashford, deputy manager at the nursery, said they were happy to help.

“This is an activity we do every year and the children always look forward to coming to nursery in their pyjamas,” she said.

“During the day we will be doing some colouring and reading bedtime stories so the children really get into the theme of the day.”

The charity’s goal for 2016 is to raise £90,000 to buy a number of items including special adapted wheelchairs, walking frames and shower wheelchairs. The money will also be used to provide respite breaks for families of disabled children and a care nurse for the children’s centre.

A spokesperson for the charity said they were always grateful for any help offered by the public.

“Our fundraising team exists to encourage and support fundraising initiatives of all types and also to raise public awareness,” she said.

“Our charity receives no statutory funding so we are looking for companies to help fund our services.

“Crackerjacks supply specialist equipment for young children with special needs to help them have a far better quality of life. We are a national charity committed to offering help and assistance to any child, or their family, who suffer from a disability.

“Thank you to the children for helping us towards achieving our goal for 2016 – all offers of help are gratefully received.”

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