Halesowen toddlers make big strides for charity

June 15, 2010

TODDLERS, staff and parents at a Halesowen nursery made big strides to raise about £1,000 to support people who suffer from the incurable and fatal neurological condition Motor Neurone Disease.

Not all the sponsorship money from their toddle has been collected yet, but Merryvale Nursery director Gayle Perry said she was “thrilled” the event had raised so much.

The charity was chosen in memory of her father, Derek Hedges, who suffered from MND and died just before Christmas last year.

“It is an awful disease that leaves sufferers totally dependent on carers.

“The Motor Neurone Disease Association’s support is invaluable and as a family we would like to help them to support other sufferers and their carers,” she said.

More than 50 youngsters and about 25 staff and parents and friends from the nursery in Merryvale Road took part in the sponsored toddler which took them to and from the nearby Hurst Green Park with a lap of the park included as well.

MerryVale Nursery toddlers and staff spell “outstanding”.