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Lichfield nursery business donates more than £90,000 to charity supporting bereaved children

A Lichfield nursery business has handed over more than £90,000 to charity.

Busy Bees Childcare collected the money during a year of fundraising for Winston’s Wish – an organisation that supports bereaved children across the country.

Lizzy Tomala (left) and Fergus Crow from Winston's Wish with Marg Randles from Busy Bees

Lizzy Tomala (left) and Fergus Crow from Winston’s Wish with Marg Randles from Busy Bees

Fergus Crow, CEO of Winston’s Wish, said the money would be “truly life-changing”.

He said: “We’re incredibly touched by the hard work and generosity of everyone involved in Busy Bees nurseries.

“The money raised is truly life changing for many families who have suffered a bereavement. It will enable us to provide more support and more resources for the children and families who need us.”

The money is due to fund therapy and support sessions for individuals and families, along with the launch of a specialist book to help children under 5 come to terms with bereavement.

Marg Randles, co-founder and managing director of Busy Bees, said: “Facing the death of someone close to us is something no one should have to face in isolation, let alone as a child, which is why the work that Winston’s Wish carries out is so commendable.

“It’s vitally important that there are specialists on hand throughout the UK to guide young people through the grieving process, giving them somewhere, and someone, to turn to in their time of need.

“I think I can speak for the whole team at Busy Bees when I say that we’re so proud of the hard work our staff, parents and children have put in this year to raise money for our charity partner, Winston’s Wish.”

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