A Burntwood nursery is taking part in a year-long fundraising drive to support a meningitis charity.
Busy Bees, which is based at St Matthews, will encourage staff, children and parents to join in with activities throughout 2017.
The money raised will go to Meningitis Now, which carries out research and offers support to those affected by the disease.
Caroline Cooper, nursery manager at Busy Bees at St Matthews, said: “We are proud to support Meningitis Now and we’re sure that local families and parents will get behind the cause and be captivated by the amazing support and research that the charity carries out. Meningitis affects so many families in the UK, and can have a devastating impact.
“Our staff are already planning lots of amazing fundraising ideas and events so that they can make a contribution to the ground-breaking work which Meningitis Now undertakes.”
Meningitis Now has been working to fight the diseas for 30 years.
The charity’s executive founder Steve Dayman said: “We are very excited about the prospect of working with Busy Bees and the opportunity it offers to inform staff and parents about the importance of knowing key meningitis signs and symptoms.
“The commitment Busy Bees are making to pilot our Meningitis Awareness Mark programme within their nurseries will act as beacon of excellence for all pre-school groups, across the UK, as it defines a clear standard of meningitis knowledge that will become the mark of assurance for parents entrusting their children in to this type of childcare.
“As a charity, we receive no money from Government and can only fund the work we do in research, awareness and supporting people by the generous donations we receive. To be nominated as Busy Bees’ charity of the year is a great honour and one that will, through its donations, go a long way in helping achieve these aims.”