A Kidderminster nursery sponsored swim involving nursery children from as young as two-years of age has now raised an amazing £1,010 for Kidderminster’s KEMP for Kids.

Little Trinity Nursery manager, Miss Gaynor Carter, said: “Wow we simply can’t get over the generosity of our wonderful nursery families who have helped raise this amazing amount and for such a fantastic cause. Sponsor money is still coming in and now we know we’ve cracked the magical £1,000 with a staggering £1,010 raise for KEMP for Kids!”

KEMP for Kids is a bereavement service run by KEMP Hospice and provides help and support for children and young people and their families, with the early days of bereavement often bewildering and very difficult for children, making it a confusing time with mixed feelings, thoughts and emotions. Bereavement can be very difficult for adults but it’s even harder for children.

KEMP Hospice Chief Executive Office, Heidi Hawkins, commented: “We are overwhelmed at the fundraising of Little Trinity Nursery. It is wonderful to think that these children want to make a real difference to the lives of people dealing with life-limiting illnesses and bereavement through fundraising.

“We are incredibly proud of them and I know that our patients here at KEMP Hospice are proud of the big splash they’ve made in raising over £1,000. It’s incredible and makes me really hopeful for the future of hospice care fundraising that there are children willing to make waves on our behalf.”

Forty-nine children at Little Trinity took part watched by parents, carers and family members, with the children swimming continually for fifteen-minutes, pushing balls across the pool, whilst the younger children, some as young as two, holding their ball as they swam widths of the swimming pool.

Added Miss Carter: “Swimming is a much-loved weekly activity and what an ideal way for our children to have fun and raise money in support of the wonderful work KEMP for Kids does for local children.”

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