Children’s World Book Day supports hospital charity

The children from Hellesdon Pre-School in Norwich have raised £279.50 for the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital thanks to their World Book Day celebrations.

Inspired by Captain Tom Moore’s book about his life, the youngsters enjoyed a 1940s day, during which staff dressed up in clothes from the era and children came to school as evacuees.

Pre-School Manager Alison Roberts-Jones said: “We wanted to say thank you to our lovely parents that work for the NHS and are critical workers.

“It was a lovely day with afternoon tea and dancing to the Andrew sisters. Children got to witness a staff member challenged to have her feet in baked beans to raise money for the doctors and nurses. Then the children were challenged to complete sponsorships too for silly events. Parents generously donated today too bless them.”

Staff from the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital made a special thank you video for all the staff, children and parents for raising first £195.25 and then an additional donation of £84.25.

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