14 December 2017
We have been helping the Bumblebee Children’s Charity through fundraising and carrying out work at the independent pre-school in Sproughton.
Bumblebee was formed in 2015, from its previous guise as the Dame Vera Lynn Trust. A small local charity, it helps support babies and young children with physical difficulties, and their families across East Anglia. Children are referred to the charity in a variety of ways; professionals who are involved with the families, parents who have heard about them from other people and those who have found them on the internet.
Our Employees nominated and chose Bumblebee as it’s charity of the year for 2017. As well as organising fundraising events, they visited the school to see whether there was any practical help the company could offer.
As a result, they completely re-decorated the school and carried out repairs to the main entrance, including making the inside of the school entrance watertight. Outside, Barnes laid specialist brightly coloured flooring on the decking for the outside classroom, which had become very slippery and unsafe. And, they have just completed painting the outside fence around the classroom in the Bumblebee purple.
Alison Stonham, Charity Principal at Bumblebee commented: “We receive no statutory funding and rely on the generosity of local people and organisations and companies such as Barnes to support the work we do. And, as we have no administrative team or fundraisers, 100 percent of all monies received goes directly to supporting the service.
David Faichney is pictured presenting a cheque to Jessica Chambers looked on by children, parents and staff from the Bumblebee Children’s Charity. Photo credit: Pagepix