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CAFT family fun day attracted crowds
A MILLINGTON charity raised more than £10,000 at its ever-popular fun day.
The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust held it 12th annual family fun day on Sunday, August 11.
And despite the rather mixed weather, more than a 1,000 visitors joined the charity for an afternoon of fun and fundraising at the charity’s 10-acre Cheshire base.
The charity and its army of volunteers kept the crowds entertained from the moment they arrived, with a huge variety of activities for the whole family.
The Pantonic All Stars greeted guests with a fun and melodic set, getting visitors in the mood for a fabulous afternoon, while Rising Stars cheerleaders started the fun in the arena with a breath-taking and daring display.
This was followed by Merion Owen and the Quack Pack – a quirky and surprising duck herding act, which had the crowds cheering.
Altrincham Football Club and Junior Sports Stars were both on hand to help visitors expend a little of that excess energy, while a ‘kiddies’ corner’ was manned by the charity’s own play workers.
For younger guests, there were fairground rides, hook a duck, tin can alley, tombola, teddy bear raffle, face painting by Elmscot Day Nursery and even ‘girly’ make-overs.
Ladies from Boothsmere WI ran the tea and cake marquee, keeping the guests refreshed, along with Brynley’s catering services who ran a hog roast stand.
Pippa Watton, events fundraiser, said: “We were a little worried about the weather for this year’s family fun day.
“Our fantastic volunteers helped us to set up from 8am and we were constantly dodging the rain, but as soon as the guests arrived the sun came out and we had a fantastic afternoon.
“We were so pleased to see so many children, who have been here for a holiday, joining us with their families, as well as many of our supporters who came along to join in the fun.
“It was also great to see so many new faces among the crowds – this is the perfect event to bring everyone together.
The money raised will help us to change the lives of so many very special children, and we really can’t thank everyone involved enough.”
For more information about The Adventure Farm and any future events, visit its website at caft.co.uk, or call the fundraising office on 01565 830 053.
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