A SPONSORED swim involving 49 nursery children from Kidderminster has raised £1,010 for bereaved children in Wyre Forest.

Watched by parents, carers and family members, children at Little Trinity Nursery swam continually for 15 minutes to raise cash for KEMP for Kids.

Little Trinity Nursery manager Gaynor Carter said: “Wow we simply can’t get over the generosity of our wonderful nursery families who have helped raise this amazing amount and for such a fantastic cause.

"Sponsor money is still coming in and now we know we’ve cracked the magical £1,000 with a staggering £1,010 raise for KEMP for Kids.”

KEMP for Kids is a bereavement service run by KEMP Hospice and provides help and support for children and young people and their families.

Heidi Hawkins, from the Hospice, said: “We are overwhelmed at the fundraising of Little Trinity Nursery.

"It is wonderful to think that these children want to make a real difference to the lives of people dealing with life-limiting illnesses and bereavement through fundraising.

“We are incredibly proud of them and I know that our patients here at KEMP Hospice are proud of the big splash they’ve made in raising over £1,000.

"It’s incredible and makes me really hopeful for the future of hospice care fundraising that there are children willing to make waves on our behalf.”