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Grantham nursery raises funds for children with arthritis

A Grantham nursery held its annual summer fair to raise funds for a charity that supports children with arthritis.

Children 1st Nursery, in Trent Road, raised £1,200 to support the work of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), an organisation which works to support children under 16 who have been diagnosed with the condition.

They chose to support the charity after a little girl that attends the nursery was diagnosed with the condition when she was just 16 months old.

Children 1st Nursery have raised thousands for charity. (15658867)
Children 1st Nursery have raised thousands for charity. (15658867)

It was also part of the nursery chain’s pledge to support 30 good causes to mark its 30th anniversary this year.

Visitors to the fair last month enjoyed a variety of stalls and attractions for all ages.

This latest fund-raising initiative follows a ‘Wear Purple Day’ held at the nursery earlier in the year, which is part of a national campaign organised by JIA to raise awareness and funds for children and young people living with the condition.

Paula Bunn, manager at Children 1st Grantham, is pleased that they have been able to raise awareness of the condition.

She added: “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported our 30th birthday summer fair. We are delighted to not only to be able to make this donation to JIA but also to raise awareness about the condition.

“Most people think that arthritis is a condition that just affects elderly people which is clearly not the case. The money raised will help the important work undertaken by the charity and enable them to continue providing invaluable support for young people with JIA, their families and carers.”

The nursery is planning further fund-raising activities.

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