Giving back, helping others and creating a sustainable business are three key areas we are incredibly passionate about at Cherubs Nurseries. These are tied together through our community life work, which aims to make our communities better places to live, work and grow up in.
Supporting Local and National Charities
Each year we support a charity that has been chosen by our colleagues, parents and children. Throughout the year we work with this selected partner, with all our nurseries hosting events to raise awareness and money.
Throughout 2019, we will be working very closely with Theodora Children’s Charity. Theodora Children’s Charity believe that all children deserve laughter. Their mission at the heart of their work is to contribute to the wellbeing of children in hospitals, hospices and specialist care centres by providing visits from professional performers who have been trained to work in a medical environment. Their Giggle Doctors visit children in hospitals, hospices and specialist care centres across England. By combining music, play, magic and storytelling these professional performers bring magical moments to brave children in challenging times. Theodora believe that every sick or disabled child should get the giggles that only a Giggle Doctor can bring.
Susan Mills, Managing Director, commented on the partnership, saying “After being introduced to Theodora at the Nursery World Awards in September 2018 we were all touched by the amazing and worthwhile work they do. It’s going to be a really wonderful partnership and I am so glad we have been given the opportunity to continue to make such a positive difference to the hospital experience the children in our local communities receive.” Alice Barley, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Theodora added “We’re a small charity trying to make a big difference so it is always great when you meet people who really understand the importance of the work we do. This is such an exciting opportunity to work with Cherubs Nurseries”
Throughout 2019 we will aim to fundraise as much as possible, through fundraising and sponsored events, to enable Theodora’s Giggle Doctors to increase visits to the Queen’s Medical Centre (Nottingham) and potentially start visits to the Nottingham City Hospital, King’s Mill Hospital (Mansfield) and Bassetlaw Hospital (Worksop). Each visit to a child costs Theodora £10 so every pound raised really will make such a difference. Track our fundraising progress, below.
Our progress this year
Fundraising for Theodora starts 2nd January 2019!
Our 2019 target
Did you know?
Since 2014 we’ve raised over £35,000 for local and national charities and causes including Rainbows Children’s Hospice, Children in Need, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.
Corporate Social Responsibility
As an organisation we take Corporate Social Responsibility very seriously. We don’t think it should be left to somebody else. Here at Cherubs Nurseries we put strategies in place to help us go paperless and we ethically recycle all our used toys, staff uniform and books, often donating them to local charities and causes.
Did you know that each year we sit down with our management teams and staff to look at ways in which we can improve and amend what we already have in place? This means that we’re always reviewing what we currently do which in turn ensures that we’re doing the best job possible.
To find out more about corporate, social responsibility at Cherubs Nurseries please download our CSR statement here.