Team members and residents from Care South’s Dorset House care home in Poole have raised £100 for Muddy Boots Nursery School and the children who regularly visit the home. 

The fundraiser was spearheaded by Activities Lead, Sam Baker who wants to show staff and resident’s appreciation to Muddy Boots Nursery School, with the money raised going towards outdoor summer toys. Muddy Boots Nursery School attended Dorset House on Monday 27th March for a fun-filled Easter egg hunt where the home presented the donated items to the nursery which included garden toys consisting of a water table, footballs, goals, and bat and balls which were purchased with the money raised. The home also presented the nursery with second hand toys which are all in fantastic condition and included a toy car and scooter, an activity cube with a slide and ride on toys. 

Sam Baker, Activities Lead, said: “The children always bring smiles to residents’ faces and often inspire conversations about their own children. They bring innocence, fun, and creativity into the home. We are always amazed at how well behaved they all are, and they really mean a lot to residents in our care, so we wanted to raise some money to show our appreciation. On average, the nursery has around 25 children attending each day with 10-15 visiting the home at any one time. We raised enough money to buy some garden toys for the children which we cannot wait to see being put to good use.”

Stacey, Nursery Manager at Muddy Boots Nursery School, added: “We are so grateful to Sam and the team at Dorset House for this very generous donation. The toys that we have received will provide so much fun to the children at the nursery. We have a fantastic relationship with Dorset House care home and the children enjoy interacting with the residents upon our visits. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the easter egg hunt and the many chocolate goodies they found.”