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‘Like a life-saver’ Nursery hails union’s cash boost

'It’s not just money. People can donate materials, their labour or their expertise.'

05 July, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

MB Islington representative Gary Harris hands over a £600 cheque to nursery manager Claire Wolfe

NURSERY teachers were delighted to receive a “life-saving” donation from unions.

Members of the GMB Islington branch, GMB London and GMB Apex donated £600 to Essex Road Pre-school on Wednesday.

The children, aged three and four, met GMB Islington representative Gary Harris to receive the donation.

Nursery manager Claire Wolfe said: “This is like a life-saver. It really means a lot. This is a small nursery that is totally reliant on raising money and what we get from parents.”

The money brings the nursery, based in Canonbury Crescent, closer to a £5,000 target which means it can hire contractors to put windows into its sensory room.

Mr Harris said: “We look at helping out local programmes and we hope this will encourage others to do the same.

“But it’s not just money. People can donate materials, their labour or their expertise.”

To find out more about the nursery, call 0207 354 2944.

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