A SCARBOROUGH nursery is gearing up to raise funds for a children’s charity which is close to the hearts of parents and staff.
Staff and children at Skylark Day Nursery in Murray Street will be supporting The Sick Children’s Trust, which funds Eckersley House in Leeds.
The charity provides free accommodation for families whose children are undergoing hospital treatment.
The trust is close to the hearts of the families of Jacob Baker and Joshua Hadaway, who both attend the nursery.
Jacob’s parents used the accommodation when he was born in 2009 as he needed hospital care.
Joshua’s mum and dad Sarah and Andrew Hadaway relied upon Eckersley House for 10 weeks when their twin sons Daniel and Matthew were born 12 weeks prematurely due to complications associated with “Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome”.
Matthew weighed just 3lb 6oz while Daniel only weighed 1lb 1oz at birth in June 2011.
Andrew and Sarah were so grateful that there was such a place as Eckersley House as it meant they could stay together with their older son Joshua, now aged three, whilst the twins were receiving specialist care at St James’ Hospital in Leeds.
Skylark’s fundraising events will begin with a child and pushchair-friendly sponsored Treasure Toddle.
Starting at Manor Road park at 10.30am on Sunday April 29, the children will be looking for “natural treasure” as they walk to Peasholm Park, around the lake and back again with their families.
Carlton Emms, husband of Sarah Emms, who co-owns Skylark Day Nursery, will be taking part in the Leeds half marathon on May 13 to raise further funds for Eckersley House.
Although nervous as this will be his first half marathon, Carlton has been training hard and his family are delighted that he wants to support the fundraising.
If any families whose children attended Skylark in the past would like to come along and take part in the Treasure Toddle, Sarah and Tracey would love to see them and they would be most welcome.
Please telephone the nursery on (01723) 375757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to sponsor the children, staff or Carlton, or to take part in the events.