Family Fun Day raises over £1100

25th Aug 2010
Family Fun Day raises over £1100

Helen McArdle Care and Kids 1st Day Nurseries will give the £1100 raised at the annual family fun day to The Children’s Foundation, the charity that works to help improve children’s health in North East England.

The event, at Gosforth Park Racecourse, Newcastle, was arranged for all of the care home and nursery staff and their families, plus the families and children who attend the nurseries. It featured a range of attractions including fairground rides, a live performance from High School Glee, stalls from the staff teams, Irish dancing from the Kelly Hendry School of Irish Dancing and a warm up from kidsRfit.

Libby Nolan, Fundraising Manager from The Children’s Foundation said: “It was a fantastic day for all of the family; without this kind of support we could not continue our work to improve the health and well being of children and young people in the North East.”

Not only was the event a great chance for the staff to relax and enjoy themselves but it also encouraged team work; all of the care homes and nurseries entered teams into an assault course knock out challenge. After two hours of competition the head office team won the challenge and secured the trophy.

Mark McArdle, Managing Director said: “Everyone had a great day and we were lucky to get such a sunny day. All of the staff teams put a lot of hard work into ensuring that they had a unique stall to raise funds for The Children’s Foundation. We are delighted that we have raised so much for the charity.”