Kids enjoy Florries Family Fun Day for vital cause

Siblings James (7) and Jasmine (9) Jackson throwing frisbees to score points at Florries Family Fun Day and eight year old Dylan Garner-Richards trying stilt walking (inset)
Siblings James (7) and Jasmine (9) Jackson throwing frisbees to score points at Florries Family Fun Day and eight year old Dylan Garner-Richards trying stilt walking (inset)
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There was fun for all the family on Friday as an Aylesbury hospice ramped up efforts to raise the £100,000 needed to keep its Children’s Team running.

Florence Nightingale Hospice held the family day out at Broughton Junior School between 11am and 3pm with kids’ favourite Colonel Custard providing the entertainment.

Entrance to the event was free and there was plenty to do with a bouncy castle, candy floss, face painting, tombola, games and stalls laid on.

Colonel Custard showed children how to stilt walk as well as leading bubble and circus workshops.

The weather played its part as children enjoyed all the activities in aid of the vital work of the hospice’s Children’s Team.

Florries must raise more than £100,000 this year to keep the team running.

The nurses on the Children’s Team help support sick youngsters and their families in their own homes.

Teresa King, the hospice’s community fundraiser, said: “What a fantastic day! It was wonderful to see so many local families showing their support.

“We raised £1,165 on the day, which is double what we raised at last year’s event.

She added: “On behalf of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, I would like to say a huge thank you to local Lloyds TSB staff, who kindly volunteered their time on the day to lend a helping hand – you really helped make a difference.

“Also, thank you to Gary Lunt and the team at Broughton Junior School, Gabrielle Cavill for her sponsorship and support and to Parton Road shops, who kindly donated prizes for our raffle stall.”

“The Florrie’s Children’s Team is such a fantastic service, and the money raised is the equivalent of funding 10 home visits to a sick child by a Florrie’s nurse.”