Kids Planet Prestwich raised over £900 for The Society for Mucopolysaccharide Diseases. The nursery held a summer fair, in aid of a child who attends the nursery, who was recently diagnosed with Hunters Syndrome. The staff and families felt very passionate about raising money and awareness for this condition.
Ronnie was diagnosed with Hunters Syndrome and is one that was not well known in the UK. A specialist team from within the EU are supporting the team of doctors around his care and helping to ensure he receives the best possible care and support.
Hunter Syndrome (also called mucopolysaccharidosis Type II or MPS II) is a progressive and life-threatening disease that primarily affects males. The syndrome is usually diagnosed in childhood, with sufferers having difficulties growing normally and with hearing, skin changes, frequent ear, nose and throat infections, joint problems, and breathing. In some cases there is also a delay in a child’s development, for which there is currently no effective treatment. To read more about the charity and what they do click here.
The Summer Fair and open day was held on Saturday 30th July with lots of activities for children including bouncy castle, arts & crafts, face painting, tombola, raffles, stalls, refreshments and more. The total raised was an incredible £977.13!
Kirsty Powell, Nursery Manager also said “Following the recent diagnosis for one of our children, we thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to support this family and raise the additional awareness we felt this syndrome deserved. We had a great time at our summer fair, we know it will help Ronnie and his family, as well as other families. A big thank you to all of our families at nursery for making the event such a success”
The Prestwich nursery is a purpose built nursery on Nursery Road less than half a mile from Prestwich village centre. The Ofsted outstanding nursery has large open plan rooms with direct access to secure outdoor play areas for each age group and a separate roof terrace playground for Pre-School children. For more information about the nursery or to arrange a tour please call Kirsty Powell on 0161 773 8989 or visit www.kidsplanetdaynurseries.co.uk
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