Staff at Sherlock’s Cafe on Flowergate in Whitby have spent all summer saving up their tips in a bid to raise money for a Robin Hood’s Bay nursery.
The employees succeeded in raising more than £100 to contribute towards a new extension for the nursery at St Stephen’s Church Rooms, which now caters to more than 20 families.
This tip money, along with £10,000 of lottery funding, has been put towards extending the nursery, and installing a brand-new sandpit for the three to five- year-olds, as well a ‘babynest’ for the youngest children.
These funds also mean the nursery can remain open for longer, with childcare now available from 8.30am-5.30pm, facilitating the return to work of many professional parents with young children.
However, the nursery is still extremely busy and has a large waiting list, meaning they are hoping to raise further funds in the future. Upcoming events such as a charity gig and barn dance are in development.