Great achievement from little legs …

Date: Friday 1st May 2020
Jaxon Dougie Simpson, supported by big brother Fletcher Simpson after completing their 10-lap challenge.
Jaxon Dougie Simpson, supported by big brother Fletcher Simpson after completing their 10-lap challenge.

CHILDREN from Lambkins Day Nursery, in Langwathby, are raising money for Child Poverty Action by completing laps of their gardens.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more children will fall into poverty and Child Poverty Action Group (UK) — or CPAG — has been the nursery’s chosen charity to support for several years.

Nursery manager Rachel Forster, who is a member of CPAG, said the nursery had always been aware of hidden poverty and actively supports families through links on its website, www.lambkinsdaynursery.com

The children at Lambkins and their siblings have been doing 10 laps of their garden to raise money. They have been supported by family and friends and have so far raised £250 of their £500 target.

“It’s a great achievement from such little legs,” said Rachel. “We are all trying to do our bit while entertaining our children at home, so this enables us to do both while having fun with our families.

“Anyone one can join in and support the effort with the donations on the Lambkins Facebook page. Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far.”

Child Poverty Action Group works on behalf of the one in four children in the UK growing up in poverty. It uses its understanding of what causes poverty and the impact it has on children’s lives to campaign for policies that will prevent and solve poverty for good. It provides training, advice and information to make sure hard-up families get the financial support they need. It also carries out high-profile legal work to establish and protect families’ rights.

Any families who are struggling can access guidance on the CPAG website, www.cpag.org.uk

ABOVE: Jaxon Dougie Simpson, supported by big brother Fletcher Simpson after completing their 10-lap challenge.