Around the world with Busy Bees

21st July 2017

Children, staff and local families from Busy Bees nurseries across the UK will be coming together during National Parks Week (Monday 24 July – Sunday 30 July) to support our work

Around the world with Busy Bees

They aim to walk a combined distance of 24,901 miles, the entire circumference of the earth, as part of a collective sponsored Around the World Toddle Waddle.

As they embark on their journey around the globe, the children will also learn more about different cultures and the world around them, as they bring in national foods and dress up as their favourite countries.

Substantial contribution

The money that Busy Bees raises during National Parks Week, and throughout the year, will make a substantial contribution to the £3 million we need each year to continue our lifesaving work, including ground-breaking research projects, family support services and community awareness campaigns.

Our founder, Steve Dayman, will be adding his considerable walking experience to the Toddle Waddle at Busy Bees Burntwood on Wednesday 26 July.

He said: “We’re delighted that Busy Bees has chosen to support us this year and we look forward to working with them to help raise vital awareness with parents and staff about how to spot the signs and symptoms of meningitis.” 

Meningitis Aware Recognition Mark

“We’re particularly thrilled about their commitment to pilot our Meningitis Aware Recognition Mark for its nurseries. This will demonstrate that staff, parents and carers know about meningitis and the actions to take if suspected.  Every penny Busy Bees raise will help us fight this devastating disease on all fronts, from funding pioneering preventative research, raising awareness and supporting people affected.” 

Marg Randles, Managing Director of Busy Bees, said; “We believe that children and young people deserve the very best start in life. This often means providing the youngest members of our communities, and of course, their families, with the information, the tools and the support they need to cope with the unthinkable.” 

Make a real difference

“That is why, to us at Busy Bees, the charities we work with are so much more than just a charity. We carefully choose to show our support to the charities that will make a real difference to people’s lives and Meningitis Now is a cause we’re more than proud to support. I can’t wait to see how the teams and communities across the UK come together to achieve this feat, and raise money for such an important charity as well as the signs and symptoms of meningitis.” 

Find out more about the Around the World Toddle Waddle, or how to sponsor an event near you.

Busy Bees is the UK’s leading provider of quality childcare, looking after 35,000 children across the country, in 332 nurseries. Committed to providing quality care for every child in a safe, caring environment, Busy Bees meets each child’s individual social, physical and emotional needs.

As well as 332 nurseries in the UK, Busy Bees also operates two children’s centres and an independent primary school. In 2013, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan invested in the business, enabling Busy Bees to expand internationally. In early 2015, 60 Knowledge Universe nurseries across Singapore and Malaysia and Singapore’s Asian International College became part of the Busy Bees family. 

For further information visit Busy Bees.