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Scallywags Nursery holds Dance the Day Away


Scallywags Private Day Nurseries in Chellaston and Melbourne Danced the Day Away on 3rd April 2019 and raised a brilliant £863 for CHICKS!

The nursery has 170 children across two sites and by separating the children into different rooms according to age, everyone (staff included!) got dancing and moving to lovely, energetic music.

Sarah Butler, Manager at Scallywags said: “Children tried different types of dancing including rock and roll, tap, Irish, highland, bhangra to name but a few; we had lots of fun and were so grateful for the support of parents and carers in helping us create such a fun Dance the Day Away event.“

Scallywags Nursery raised their money by using the Dance the Day Away resources we provided. This included a letter for parents about the event, a sponsorship form for each child and a money return form.

Sarah explained: "The CHICKS Dance the Day Away fundraising resources are ready-made in a word document format so I was able to easily edit documents for our specific event and print off the number of letters and forms we needed. I also had the support of Kayleigh, CHICKS Events Fundraiser who was able to answer any queries I had. It was easy to organise and create our event and the children had so much fun - as did we!  

"If you are considering holding a Dance the Day Away event you really must do it! The staff and children all really enjoyed it. It was a great opportunity to learn about different types of dancing and support a fantastic cause!”.


If you'd like to hold your own Dance the Day Away event please click here for more info or email



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