Promoting British Values at Blue Bell Woods
Making a Positive Contribution at Blue Bell Woods
At Blue Bell Woods, we believe that teaching children about charity work and helping others can be rewarding for both them and their families. Learning about giving and supporting others gives children a sense of empowerment in an uncertain world where unexpected and frightening events can happen. At Blue Bell Woods, we work within our locality to support people in our community and we also support the charity Friends of Messef, who aim to ensure the children of MESSEF orphanage in Haiti receive the basic necessities of life, plus as many extra blessings as possible.
Supporting our Community
We invited families to donate foods for our harvest festival. We collected all manner of items which were donated to a local nursing home. Some of the residents joined us to collect the donations and to listen to the children sing!
Supporting Friends of Messef
Sponsored Woodland Walk!
A number of families and staff from the nursery braved the weather to take part in a Sponsored Walk in the local woods.The generosity of those involved was overwhelming and we raised over £325 from this event! The money was used to buy rice for the children of Messef, and also the sand and cement required to renovate the boys' dormitory
As part of our Cookery Club, the children made and decorated chocolate covered apples which we we sold to raise money for Messef. The children enjoyed watching the chocolate drip from the apples, as well as smelling, feeling and tasting their creations!
Ready, Teddy, Listen!
Our budding readers were sponsored by their friends and families in conjunction with Usborne Books to share as many stories as possible. We raised over £180 for Messef!
Your Story Photography by Kasenya
We routinely invite a professional children's photographer to the nursery, and families have the opportunity to purchase some beautiful photographs of their children. Nerys (Nursery Owner/ Manager) donates the commission we raise to Messef, over £700 so far!
Easyfundraising.org.uk is a great way to raise money for Friends of Messef just by shopping online. You don’t pay anything extra when you buy goods online, yet a percentage of the purchase price goes directly to our charity. So far, over £670 has been raised for Messef just by supporters simply clicking on www.easyfundraising.org before visiting their usual online retailer. Happy shopping!