Staff and supporters of a Ramsgate pre-school are going to hurl themselves off a 170m tower

Dawn and Jane are two of the staff who will jump from the Spinnaker Tower

Just over a year ago, Buttons Pre-School in Ramsgate moved from its Margate Road premises to a new home in the Fegans Family Building, rented from Community Church Ramsgate, in Whitehall Road.

Since the move, Buttons has become a hub for families, providing support not only for little ones in its pre-school, but also counselling support for the children and parents.

Recently, the pre-school has grown in size, becoming more popular in the community.  Although basic resources are covered, and the children that attend are well cared for, Fegans doesn’t have all the resources  it would hope for.

Buttons have a new home at the Fegans building

A spokesman said: “We would like to provide computers, a mud garden and learning resources for the children, along with money to enable us to take groups of children and parents out on trips to enhance the children’s learning experiences within their local community, such as trips to the beach, parks and other places of interest.

“A child learns so much within the first five years, that we, along with parents, want to give our children the best we can.”

To raise the cash for the wish-list staff members and supporters from the pre-school, including the CEO of Fegans, have decided to “take the plunge” and raise some much needed funds.

This Saturday (April 29) Ian Soars-Fegans CEO, Jane Williams-manager of Buttons, Dawn Redford-SEN at Buttons, Nicola Bond-counsellor at Fegans, Sarah Fowles and Lee William-Fegans supporters, have decided to abseil down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.

At 170 metres, this is a daunting experience for the group but in their eyes it’s worth it to raise money for the pre-school.

To donate to this brilliant (and scary) fundraising feat,  go to Virgin Money Giving here 

By Jemma Willson