BUSY Bees made sweet success of raising cash for sick children.
The Busy Bees nurseries across the North East and Scotland, raised an amazing £15,000 for the CLIC Sargent charity, which supports children and young people with cancer, as well as their families.
Dee Tyler, North East area fund-raising manager for the charity, went along to Busy Bees Fulwell in Sunderland to collect the cheque from the children and staff.
About 18 nurseries, including all the Busy Bees in Sunderland, took part in the 2013 marathon drive to raise money for the charity.
Joanna Brown, manager of the Newcastle Road nursery, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the amount we raised – it is just fantastic.”
She said staff, parents and children from across the nurseries all gave their best efforts to raise money, including sitting in baths of beans, sponsored walks and even some people doing the Great North Run.
Dee said: “To raise that much money is just phenomenal.
“About £8,500 of the money was raised from the North East nurseries alone. I think they have all been wonderful and they should be very, very proud of themselves.”
Dee said all the money will go towards continuing the work of the charity in the region.
She said: “Every family is different and we need to assess their individual needs to give them the right support.
“The money will be absolutely well used and we are very grateful for it.”