Dads, Granddads and Uncles were invited to the Jigsaw Nursery in Pinner recently to mark Father’s Day and take part in a week-long celebration to raise funds for the Heath Robinson Museum Project at West House.
Activities included making the children’s “role play area” into a building site where they were able to make and paint their own bricks using recycled boxes. Collection buckets were also available to buy “virtual” bricks for the appeal.
Cynthia Wells, a trustee at West House visited the nursery on Monday with Deena D’Wala and gave a short talk to all the parents and carers highlighting the benefits of the new museum and the appeal of Heath Robinson’s illustrations to children of all ages. She said: “The final pieces in the museum project jigsaw are certainly being put into place and there is a growing awareness in the local area that the museum will become a reality very soon. We’re delighted that the Jigsaw Nursery owners, Nicky Butler and Sarah Stent were able to organise this event and have been kind enough to donate 10 bricks or £250, to help us get to our final target.”
Nicky explained why they are keen to help the project realise its aims. She said: “the children go on regular outings to Pinner Memorial Park to explore nature and the natural environment. We feel the Heath Robinson Museum is an important part of our local heritage and the new facility will provide much enjoyment for our children and families for many years to come.”
The museum project team has already raised well over £1 million – but an extra £140,000 is needed to start the construction phase which is due to begin in autumn 2014.
You can donate to the Museum on https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/heathrobinsonmuseum