Tops goes spotty for Children in need

Children In Need

This year, Tops Day Nurseries have pulled out all the ‘spots’ when thinking of ideas to raise money for Children In Need.

The fundraising began when Tops Day Nurseries were contacted by BBC Children In Need to see whether Tops Bournemouth would like to represent Bournemouth in the BBC Children In Need and Lloyds Bank ‘Spotacular campaign’. From then on, all 17 Tops Day Nurseries have been planning and preparing for a fantastic fundraising day with a number of activities.

Staff and children from across the family were invited to donate £1 to come in their pyjamas or anything spotty for the day, including the head office team. All nurseries as well as head office held a raffle to win a fantastic Pudsey pack, including signed Pudsey teddy bears, ears, mug and a lanyard!

Today,Helen, Nursery Administrator from Baby Grows Day Nursery featured on BBC Radio Solent Dorset this morning to talk about the activities planned which included spotty face-painting and a guess the number of pom-poms in the jar competition.

Tops Lakeside had a visit from a trainee journalist coving their activities.

Tops Bournemouth and Tops Charminster decided to get messy with their activities. Tops Charminster have created a nomination board for staff and children to donate 20p to vote for a member of staff to be gunged, Tops Bournemouth are voting for a member of staff to get a ‘cream pie in the face splat’. Keep an eye out on the nurseries Facebook pages for photos and videos of the gunging and splatting! Please click here to view Tops Charminster’s Facebook page and here for Tops Bournemouth.

Tops Lymington held a cake sale at one of their popular ‘stay and play’ sessions, as well as a number of other nurseries holding cake sales to raise money.

We would love to know what you got up to raise money for this wonderful charity, you can tweet us at @topsdaynursery or email us at

The total amount raised for Children In Need this year will be announced very soon… Watch this Space!


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