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CAFT prepares for Family Fun Day 2019

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Local children’s charity, The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) is to hold its 18th annual Family Fun Day on Sunday 22nd September.

The charity is appealing for the help of the community to make it a huge success.

Each year the charity puts on the free entry event for local families and individuals, and organisers hoping to make this year’s event bigger than ever before, particularly after last year’s last-minute cancellation.

Community fundraiser Rob Bashforth is organising the event, and commented: “The weather conspired against us last year and sadly we had to cancel the event at the eleventh hour, which was such a difficult decision as we know it’s a firm favourite for many families.

“We hated disappointing so many people so we’re more determined than ever to make this year’s event the best yet!”

 

 

Rob added: “There will be something for everyone, young and old alike.

“Everything from live music to classic cars, face painting to fairground rides and everything in between including our famous mascot race!

“It’s a free entry event and we’d like as many people as possible to join us for a day of fun at the farm.”

 

 

The charity is also appealing for sponsors to come forward to help them to meet the expenses of the event.

Donations of all sizes will be welcome and acknowledged in the event programme – anything from £10 to £10,000!

Rob continued:“We hold many amazing fundraising events throughout the year, the Family Fun Day is a great opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate the work we’re doing here at the Adventure Farm.”

 

 

There’s so much going on at this year’s event – including stalls and games, with a special sporty area being run by Altrincham Football Club.

The fairy princesses from Be Our Guest Entertainment will be joined by Stormtroopers from the 99th Garrison to meet and greet visitors, along with a variety of larger than life mascots who will join in the fun.

Guests will be kept fed and watered with delights such as a BBQ and hog roast. There’ll also be a traditional tea room and delicious ice cream served from a vintage VW camper van.

 

 

Guests will also be able to view some of the charity’s facilities, and meet their alpacas, dinki donkeys, pygmy goats and sheep!

CAFT provides holidays and daytrips to terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West every year.

 

 

The charity’s patrons include comedians John Bishop and Jason Manford, Cold Feet star John Thomson and 70s rock legend Noddy Holder. Footballing legend Sir Bobby Charlton is the charity’s president.

The free entry event will run from 1pm til 5pm.

Further information can be found at www.caft.co.uk

 

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