On Sunday 13th August, staff from Busy Bees Training, a national training provider based in Shenstone, Staffordshire, took part in an “Around the World Toddle Waddle” raising over £400 for Busy Bees’ 2017 national charity, Meningitis Now.
Collectively, all money raised this year – at national support centre and at Busy Bees nurseries up and down the country - will go towards funding ground-breaking research to help prevent meningitis and support those currently suffering from the disease.
Thanks to the stunning weather, great organisation and picture-perfect scenery, thirty happy walkers stepped a total of 261 miles around Derbyshire’s Carsington Water. These steps will be added to the19,552,200 steps already accumulated by Busy Bees national support centre and nurseries, who have taken part in Toddle Waddles up and down the country and in Singapore.
Fay Gibbin, Training Manager at Busy Bees Training, commented:
“We always get a good turn out from our team, they genuinely enjoy getting together with their friends and families and, on this occasion, it was for such a good cause. We’re always happy to support the wider Busy Bees community especially when it’s for something as important as raising funds for Meningitis Now.
“The charity provides vital support for children and families who have been affected by the disease, as well as raising awareness of the signs and symptoms that could save lives in the future. Our first aid training team is also working closely with the charity to see how best to raise awareness in nurseries and in the home.”
Meningitis Now has been supporting families and fighting the disease for over 30 years, funding vital research into the prevention of meningitis and helping those affected rebuild their lives. Its aim is to create a future where no one loses their life to this terrible disease.
“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.
“Every penny Busy Bees raise will help us fight this devastating disease on all fronts, from funding pioneering preventative research to raising awareness and supporting those who have been affected.
“When we lost our son thirty years ago to meningitis there was no support or awareness. It’s important that we continue to spread awareness and give as much support and hope as we can to those who have suffered.”
Busy Bees Training, is a national provider of training and apprenticeships in childcare, catering and management currently oversees over 1,500 apprenticeships, as well as 20 short courses delivered at each of its 12 venues throughout the country.