500 Club - Supporting Local Charities

Published: 06/07/2022

This month we are making our donation to Abacus Kindergarten which is based in St Johns Estate in Colchester.  The nursery plans to hold a free Mother & Toddler group for children that do not currently have access to a nursery.  With the current economic situation in mind, groups such as this will be a real life line for families and now with the help of your donation they will also be able to provide a healthy packed lunch for all the toddlers that attend. As you can see from the nomination below, Abacus will use your donation with great effect and it will be much appreciated.
Whilst early years nurseries are under quite tight budget constraints ourselves, we are seeing more and more families that are struggling to make ends meet and are feeling isolated but unable to access paid social activities (Go Bananas etc.). We feel that we need to do more to help families with very young children and had this idea which will utilise our building for free.  We will run it with volunteer staff and hope to start over the summer break to help parents during the school holidays.  If, with your help, we could also fund some extra games and a free lunch, this would be a great addition and also ensure that all children have a healthy lunch box.