Helping raise money for sick children
The sandpit was turned into a dancefloor and the children put on their dancing shoes at Goodstart Double Bay
's disco fundraiser recently.
More than $1,700 was raised on the day for Sydney Children’s Hospital
And to prepare for the event, children went on excursions to local businesses to ask for support, which resulted in more than $3,000 worth of donated prizes.
Goodstart Double Bay centre director Emma Bowles said the event was a celebration of the centre.
“This was the first event where we had invited families from across the whole centre so we wanted it to be a great evening and more than anything, a celebration of how far we have come over the past 12 months,” Ms Bowles said.
“The night of the disco was wonderful. The sandpit was turned into a dance floor and we all danced the night away.”
The event also provided an opportunity to teach the children some valuable life lessons.
“As a team we feel proud that we can create events like this that enable us to give back and teach the children the value of this too,” Ms Bowles said.
The event was such a success that the centre has committed to making it an annual initiative, with plans for how to make the next one bigger and better already in motion.