Sun and Fun down on the farm
An army of staff and volunteers from the charity worked tirelessly to create a fantastic day for all the family at an event that attracted huge crowds. They were over the moon with the amount raised – over £4,000! – which will provide holidays for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West.
Guests were joined by CAFT’s Patron & ex-Corrie star, Jennifer James and Emmerdale’s Chris Bisson. Both brought along their families and were soon getting in the swing of things enjoying the many games and stalls on offer.
They, and all the assembled guests, were enthralled by the quirky (or should that be quacky?) display of duck herding by the fabulous Quack Pack, led by the talented Meirion Owen and his dogs Glen and Kenny.
They were also thrilled to meet a very special guest who popped in to say hello – the charity’s brand new mascot Bobby! And they weren’t alone as he delighted children and adults alike with his unique brand of fun and dancing!
Blackley Brass Band created a traditional village fete feel, and DJ and compere Pastiche was on hand to keep the guests entertained and informed. Ladies from Dean Row WI ran the ever popular Tea & Cake marquee, keeping the guests refreshed along with Brynley’s Catering Services who ran a delicious Hog Roast stand. The charity’s volunteers also manned a BBQ, Bar, Ice-cream stand, Smoothie making stand and sweet stall ensuring that no-one was left hungry or thirsty!
Events Fundraiser, Pippa Watton comments: “What a fantastic day! Everything was perfect – the weather, the entertainment and of course our wonderful supporters! This event is such a brilliant opportunity to bring together the children who have visited us for holidays, our supporters and hopefully some new faces who would like to help.
It is also a brilliant way to raise some much-needed funds for the charity, all of which will help us to change the lives of hundreds of very special children. We really can’t thank our volunteers and supporters enough, they make us what we are!”
For more information about The Adventure Farm, and any future events visit their website www.caft.co.uk, or call the fundraising office on 01565 830 053.
Photo credit (C) 2011 Gareth Lowe.