Nursery staff set to raise £2,000 as they take on overnight challenge for Children in Need

A Northampton nursery has so far raised more than £1,500 for charity after the children took part in a jelly walk while the staff gear up for a 24-hour overnight marathon tonight.

Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 8:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 10:16 am
Staff and children at Totstop Day Nursery, which has been open since 2000, are hoping to raise 2,000 for charity. The nursery also has two other sites in Kettering and Duston, ran by Chris and Jenny Black.
Staff and children at Totstop Day Nursery, which has been open since 2000, are hoping to raise 2,000 for charity. The nursery also has two other sites in Kettering and Duston, ran by Chris and Jenny Black.

Staff at Totstop Day Nursery in Brackmills Industrial Estate arrived at work this morning ready for their shift, and the long night ahead as 10 dedicated members prepare to take on a gruelling all-nighter for BBCs Children in Need. Throughout the night the staff will play adult Hungry Hippo and will all cook for each other in their own version of Come Dine With Me - so far their sponsorship has raised £1,442. Other fundraising events from the day include a raffle, a jelly walk and baby shark challenge for the children, a cake sale and one brave dad is getting his chest waxed. Plans are in the pipeline next Easter to extend the nursery and make way for a party room.

Staff and children at Totstop Day Nursery, which has been open since 2000, are hoping to raise 2,000 for charity. The nursery also has two other sites in Kettering and Duston, ran by Chris and Jenny Black.
65 children attend the nursery from ages 0-5 and the older group, pictured, took part in the baby shark challenge before lunch time today (Friday). Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds.

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Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds.
Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds.
Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds.
Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds.
Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds.
Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds.
Staff at Totstop Day Nursery in Brackmills are staying up for 24 hours to raise money for Children in Need. Next year they might be doing a fire walk.