Handsacre Nursery Celebrates First Birthday With Donation To We Love Lichfield

Handsacre’s Poppins Day Nursery have celebrated their first birthday with a donation of £250 for local charity ‘We Love Lichfield’ after being inspired by the fund’s work in the community.


Jan Hughes, Director of Poppins said: “I was privileged to see the We Love Lichfield Fund donate its last series of grants to the local community and I was so taken by how much it meant to those local voluntary organisations who have received some money.  The fund targeted smaller voluntary organisations who don’t have the infrastructure to raise lots of money themselves so grants of up to £500 makes a huge amount of difference.  He continued:  When my wife, Debbie and I discussed our first anniversary in business we decided we want to not only have a party with a big birthday cake but give something back to the community where we work.


Debbie Hughes, fellow Director at Poppins said:    “Our children and their parents are part of the district of Lichfield and some of them have mentioned that the We Love Lichfield Fund has helped their organisations.   The We Love Lichfield Fund is great because you know that all the money raised goes to the District and nowhere else, and I hope our contribution will benefit some very worthwhile organisations.”


Julian Fisher, Donor Advisor of the We Love Lichfield Fund said:  “I would like to thank Debbie and Jan and everyone at Poppins Day Nursery for their kind generosity.  To celebrate your first anniversary in business by giving to the local community shows great passion for the area and we will use their donation wisely.  He continued: We have received a number of donations from local businesses recently and we welcome their support.  Our ability to match-fund means the money is automatically grown and can do even more good.  It also shows customers and staff that businesses have a genuine desire to be part of the social fabric of the local community.”


Poppins Day Nursery provides a warm and welcoming home-from-home environment where all children feel valued, respected and can learn through play.  Formerly Small Hands Nursery, the new owners took over the site in July 2012 and have spent £50,000 on new rooms, changing areas, kitchen and a specially designed playground and in its first review achieved a ‘good’ rating by OFSTED.