St Luke’s latest event, Leaping Lambs, has been a huge hit with local nurseries and toddler groups with 1,407 children taking part and raising over 10,500.

Leaping Lambs was a new spring event aimed at young children to complete a sponsored walk and arts and crafts activity. Overall, seventeen nurseries, pre-schools and toddler groups across the local community signed up to take part in the sponsored event and raised an incredible amount for St Luke’s.

Jane Barker from Sunrise Nursery Wharton said: “All the children and staff had a great time making their lamb headbands and racing around the garden as fast as they could. They especially enjoyed the knitted chicks with the hidden chocolate egg after all that running.”

Angela Slack, St Luke’s Community Partnerships Manager, said: “We are so grateful to all of the nurseries and groups who took part in our first ever ‘Leaping Lambs’ event. It has been wonderful to see all of the children joining in with such enthusiasm and having lots of fun!  We would like to thank all of the children and of course the staff, family and friends who make the most generous donations to our Hospice.”

Altogether Sunrise Nursery Wharton managed to raise £400 for St Luke’s Hospice.