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A story shared for National Children’s Day

14 May 2018
A story shared for National Children’s Day

A children’s centre in Banbury has received a generous donation of books and educational toys from Sanctuary Housing to mark both National Children’s Day and National Share-a-Story Month.

The items were donated by Sanctuary staff members and presented to the Sunshine Centre on Edmunds Road earlier this month.

National Children’s Day took place on 13 May, celebrating the rights and freedoms that help children grow into happy, healthy adults.

May also marks National Share-a-Story Month, an annual celebration of the power of storytelling and sharing started by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups.

Kate Winstanley, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “It was great to be able to donate the books and toys to mark both celebrations.

“We have done lots of work with the Sunshine Centre and provide funding to promote the health and wellbeing of children locally, enabling access to the care and support services they need.”

Jill Edge, Sunshine Centre manager, added: “Children love to look at the illustrations, listen to stories and tell stories in their own words. Books provide them with the opportunities to enjoy an amazing world of learning and exploration.” 

Sanctuary Housing has teamed up with local community groups to organise fun family learning events including Summer Fest, Explorer Dome bubble science and a vegetable themed book and art and craft day.

Working closely with the Banbury community, Sanctuary is planning many more fun and engaging activities for children to take part in with their families this year.


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