Local heroes inspiring kids and raising money for local charity

North East nursery chain, Kids 1st Nurseries are supporting The Children’s Foundation’s Superhero September Campaign. The charity’s campaign aims to raise awareness of emotional well-being in children and young people, raising self- esteem and the ability to acknowledge that everyone is special in their own way.

All ten Kids 1st Nurseries will be taking part in the campaign. The children will be dressing up as their hero and each nursery will be receiving a visit from a local hero such as a police officer. During September various schools, businesses and community groups are dressing up, dressing down and showing a hint of a hero, supporting the campaign through events to raise awareness and to raise funds for the charity.

Allison Winship, Head of Childcare for Kids 1st, “We are delighted to support the Superhero September Campaign; not only will it help to raise vital funds for the charity but it also gives our children the chance to explore what being a hero means to them. The North East has many local heroes and we would be delighted for them to come to the nurseries to tell us about what they do.”

Libby Nolan, Fundraising Manager at The Children’s Foundation “Kids 1st Nurseries have been supporting The Children’s Foundation for many years. Our superhero campaign has been adopted by the nursery chain, and will hopefully raise money towards our projects tackling disability, distress and disadvantage issues for children and young people in the North East.”

Libby continued “We wanted children to be inspired by the every hero in their lives such as police, nurses, neighbours, parents/grandparents and carers. You don’t have to have supernatural powers to be a hero – every one of us has ‘super’ powers such as giving, listening, kindness and many more.”