Date published: 15 September 2016 by Anna Jackson
Three brave staff members from East Dulwich Gymboree completed 100 muddy obstacles on 4 September by taking part in the Nuts Challenge and raised £770 - almost doubling their £400 target for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, which supports families caring for a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
Rosa Brook, Yvette Shiel and Jennie Delaney all from East Dulwich Gymboree, plus their friend Sarah-Jane Harris, spent their Sunday morning tackling the seven-kilometre muddy obstacle assault course which included cargo nets, mud pits, tunnels and slides to name a few.
East Dulwich Gymboree Manager Jennie Delaney said:
“Being a part of the Nuts Challenge was great! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and it was worth every muddy step knowing that the money we raised will help Rainbow Trust support families caring for seriously ill children.”
Both Gymboree and Rainbow Trust are celebrating milestone birthdays in 2016 with Gymboree turning 40 and Rainbow Trust celebrating 30 years of care. Gymboree, the world’s foremost provider of children’s developmental programmes, has committed all its annual fundraising in 2016 to helping Rainbow Trust.
Emma Haines Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Rainbow Trust said:
“We are absolutely delighted that Gymboree have chosen to support us throughout 2016. We want to thank East Dulwich Gymboree for helping us raise much needed funds so that our dedicated Family Support Workers can continue to help families in whatever way they can, to make life a little bit easier for them.”