SE1 youngsters cycling 250 miles during lockdown to raise money for brother’s nursery

Josh Salisbury (13 November, 2020)

The two sisters say they want to raise the money so their brother can enjoy his time at nursery

40458Tilly and Dotty cycling

Two SE1 youngsters are cycling 250 miles during lockdown to raise money for their brother’s nursery.

Sisters Tilly, aged nine, and Dotty, aged seven, have already cycled seventy miles from their home in Waterloo to raise money for Coin Street Nursery. So far they have raised more than £500.

Their younger brother, Monty, attends the nursery, and they hope the money raised can buy resources for the kids at the social enterprise nursery.

“We have decided to try to cycle 250 miles between us during the month of lockdown to raise money for Coin Street nursery,” the two youngsters said. 

“We wanted to do this challenge so that our little brother and his friends can enjoy their time at nursery. We’ve loved exploring new parts of London by bike.”

Sisters Tilly (L) and Dotty (R)

The nursery has never operated at a profit, and says the struggles of coronavirus may mean it needs extra funding.

The Early Years’ Alliance, an industry group, has warned that a quarter of nurseries and childminders may be forced to close beyond Christmas without extra funding.

The money raised by Tilly and Dotty will help make sure the nursery kids will have materials to learn and play with.

Jane Christofi from Coin Street Nursery said: “Everyone at Coin Street is so proud of Tilly and Dotty and we’re incredibly grateful for their support. 

“We can’t wait to hear updates from the girls and are so impressed that they’ve already cycled 51 miles. What an achievement!”

You can visit Tilly and Dotty’s fundraiser, here.

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