Red Nose Day: Gants Hill Kids Inc nursery manager sits in mound of ‘smelly’ jelly

Emma Chapman with Avneet, aged three, Carmen, aged three and Aarav aged four

Emma Chapman with Avneet, aged three, Carmen, aged three and Aarav aged four - Credit: Archant

A “sticky” and “smelly” mound of jelly kept a nursery manager company for an epic 10 hours, all in the name of Comic Relief.

Emma Chapman with Avneet, aged three, Carmen, aged three and Aarav aged four

Emma Chapman with Avneet, aged three, Carmen, aged three and Aarav aged four - Credit: Archant

Emma Chapman, manager of Kids Inc in Beehive Lane, sat in a tub full of jelly on Wednesday.

She sat in the front corridor of the nursery as children had their faces painted just like Emma.

The 35-year-old said: “It was very sticky and very smelly – not a good combination!

“I didn’t eat any [of the jelly] but I was thinking I should have saved some for a snack.”


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She added: “They [the children] thought it was great. They weren’t keen to join in but they thought it was amazing.

“It was really nice to have a hot bath afterwards that wasn’t jelly-related!”

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Tomorrow, three members of staff will take part in a ten-hour sponsored silence.

Kids Inc – which has 10 nurseries – is hoping to raise a total of £5,000 for the good cause, with more than £400 already raised at its Beehive Lane nursery.

The nursery that raises the most money will have a member of staff from their head office available for a day to carry out any tasks and chores that need doing.

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