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Pitter patter of little feet leaves a big footprint
It’s always inspiring to see the resilience of kids who walk through the doors at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Despite the hardships they may be facing, they always manage to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
That’s why it’s not surprising to see some of our littlest fundraisers jumping on board to make a difference. Little Feet Early Learning and Childcare is an independently owned day care centre passionate about the community. Encouraging their kids to be brave, creative, resilient and kind, they wanted to help kids at the Hospital who are facing a tough time.
Hosting a pyjama week for gold coin donations, Little Feet wanted the children to understand how many kids in hospital may spend their time.
“The purpose of wearing pyjamas was to raise awareness about what it might be like for kids in hospital who may have to wear their pyjamas and stay in bed all day. We wanted the kids to understand that sometimes children who are really sick are just too ill to get out of bed and play,”
explained Colleen, Centre Manager at Little Feet Early Learning and Childcare.
The good deeds didn’t stop there. Wanting to raise even more money for the Hospital, Little Feet decided to put together a community cookbook – incorporating recipes from the Centre’s families, staff and children. With the support from a few local businesses and community members, the cookbook was published and raised over $1,200 for sick kids.
When Little Feet’s kids visited Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, they were blown away by the Fairy Garden – a magical space created by Fairy Sparkle for sick kids to escape to and let their imaginations fly.
Inspired by the beautiful garden, the kids of Little Feet have now created their own fairy garden filled with gnomes, fresh greenery and other magical things.
This is just one remarkable example of how communities have come together to make a difference. It’s true what they say, big things come in small packages.