Tom Treherne

St Richards Nursery (Little Robins) 25th Anniversary Appeal

Fundraising for The Diocese of Arundel & Brighton
raised of £25,000 target
by 17 supporters
We raise funds for our Church to support our mission of faith


In 1997 St Richards Nursery moved from the church hall to the purpose-built building it is in today, funded by the generosity of our Parishioners.  As part of our 25th year of celebration, we are launching the 25th Anniversary Appeal as we need to raise £25,000 to create an enabling outdoor learning environment. 

Securing the money will mean St Richards Nursery can continue to meet the future needs of our children and their families. Providing the education, support, and love needed to nurture creative, caring, and curious children.

Why is it important to upgrade our outdoor environment?

We want to make sure that the learning environment offers the children in our care the places and spaces to explore, discover, experiment, be active, and be healthy.  An area that allows children to take managed risks;  to develop and push themselves physically; to see, investigate and connect with nature. An area that will let
their imaginations and creativity blossom. An enabling environment that will support every child’s physical and mental well-being.

The current outdoor environment is tired and well-loved. It needs significant investment to redesign and upgrade the
current facilities on offer. The plans include:

  • Redesigning the garden to create clear zones to cater for different play requirements including a new area to run forest school activities
  • Creating a new sandpit that allows children to climb in and explore the weight and texture of sand
  • Laying an area of AstroTurf, to offer an all year round area
  • Strengthening and upgrading the current large garden slide and playhouse
  • Creating an easily accessible range of planters so children can grow their own fruit and vegetables.

Making outdoor play accessible whatever the weather

Our ethos is that no child should be prohibited from activity, in particular from having access to the outdoors whatever the weather. Therefore we want to continue to provide waterproofs for
the children in our care. The cost of a set of good waterproofs is often
prohibitive to many parents, especially as children can grow out of them so quickly.

After years of use, our current collection is no longer fit for
purpose. The material has degraded due to constant use and holes have even started to appear. So many items are no longer waterproof! Therefore we need to replace our 60 sets of waterproof trousers and jackets.

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About the charity

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton was formed in 1965 by Pope Paul VI. Our diocesan church family, in the care of Bishop Richard Moth, includes 74 parishes across Sussex and Surrey with 91 priests and 81 schools. We are very grateful for your support.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £371.25 Gift Aid
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