Pre-school’s challenge helps Water Aid charity

Youngsters from a pre-school in Lutterworth took part in a water obstacle course challenge to help raise money for clean water for African children.

The 60 children from Little Rainbows, in Bitteswell Road, were all sponsored to collect and deliver water to the other side of the obstacle course. They carried a clean cup of water in their mouths, over a bridge, across stepping stones, through a cave, through woods and finally arriving at the end, designed to look like an African boy’s house, where they had to pour the water they had saved without using their hands.

Their efforts raised £66 and the pre-school decided to take the money to the Greyhound hotel in Lutterworth, where it has a Water Aid wishing well.

A total of 30 children set off on an adventure to the hotel recently to drop their pennies into the well. They were met by Lutterworth Rotary Club’s Peter Osborn, who organises the upkeep of the well and collects donations to be sent to the Water Aid charity.

The hotel’s owner Robert Eggleston also laid on squash for all the children.

Pre-school manager Mandy Smith said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed the big adventure and we would like to thank everyone who donated, the volunteers who helped us walk the children down there and Mr Eggleston for his fantastic hospitality.”