THE Children’s Adventure Farm Trust is asking the community to get on board and help make its 16th annual family fun day a huge success.

CAFT, which is based in Millington and offers holiday breaks for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children and their families, is holding the free event from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday, September 24.

Community fundraiser and event organiser Rob Bashforth said: “Last year’s Family Fun Day raised an amazing £5,000 and had more than 1,000 visitors, but we’re finding it increasingly difficult to secure sponsorship for this and our other events.

“If we can secure sponsorship that means even more money will be raised at the event, which means we can help even more children.

“That’s why we’re now appealing for sponsors to come forward to pledge their support. Donations of all sizes will be welcome and acknowledged in the event programme – anything from £10 to £10,000.

“We hold many amazing fundraising events throughout the year, and this event is great opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate the work we’re doing here at the Adventure Farm.”

This year’s event will see fantastic dancing, drumming and parades, as well as a mascot race and tractor tug of war, all to the soundtrack of live music.

The force will be strong as Stormtroopers from the 99th Garrison will also be joining in the fun.

Children’s fairground rides, face painting and balloon modelling will also feature, with the event will be hosted by Wirral Radio DJ, Mark Blackman.

A barbecue, hogroast, traditional Tea Room and ice cream served will keep guests fed and watered while they view the charity’s facilities, and even meet their alpacas, dinky donkeys and pygmy goats.

Each year CAFT must raise £1million, they rely solely on voluntary contributions.

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