Safe landing

Safe landing

Mar 7, 2019 | News stories

Little Ladybirds has ensured the region’s air ambulance service is in for a safe landing after raising over £1,000 for the charity.

Little Ladybirds chose the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNASS) as its charity of the year for 2018/19 and has spent the last 12 months holding a range of fundraising events.

These included Christmas, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day raffles,  a sponsored crazy hair day and guess the amount of jellybeans in a jar competition.

The combined events raised a fantastic £1,365.69 for GNASS and the charity’s mascot, Miles the Bear, recently popped in to the nursery to receive the cheque and see the children.

Little Ladybirds Day Nursery Manager, Jennifer Thompson, said: “We choose our charity of the year after considering nominations from parents and staff and the Great North Air Ambulance Service was the overwhelming choice for 2018/19.

“We’re only a small nursery, so to raise over £1,000 is a fantastic achievement and we would like to thank everyone who supported us throughout the year.”

Grahame Pickering MBE, Chief Executive of GNAAS, said: “We couldn’t keep flying without this kind of support. We are grateful to everyone involved in this brilliant fundraising effort – they should all look up with pride when they see us flying overhead.”


Little Ladybirds if currently in the process of choosing its charity of the year for 2019/20, with details being announced shortly via the nursery’s website –