Latest News | 2 August 2022

Cash raised for kids’ seaside breaks

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Staff at a school put their best feet forward to raise cash for the Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre, which gives seaside breaks to the community’s children.

Teaching staff at Spire Nursery & Infant School, in Chesterfield, arranged to do a 10-mile walk to raise money for the centre in Skegness.

Together, they raised more than £1,000 for the charity, which over the years has provided holidays for some of its children.

The centre was set up in 1891 by benevolent Victorians Arnold Bemrose and Harry Sykes.

Shut for two years because of Covid, it re-opened in March this year and has been welcoming children every week since then.

Charity chair Alan Grimadell said: “I’d like to offer a huge thank you to the staff of Spire Nursery & Infant School for their efforts and very generous donation to our charity.

“We rely on charitable donations and fundraising to keep our centre going.

“Every penny raised helps put a smile on the face of a child so I’m just so grateful to staff at the school who took time out of their busy schedule to go for a 10-mile walk together to raise money for our charity.”

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