Charity fundraisers switch bow ties for balloons to host family fun day

Thursday, 10th August 2017 | General | 0 comments

A fundraising group from Wallasey will break from its annual black tie fundraiser and host its first ever family fun day to raise money for life-saving cancer research. 

Organised by Blackjack & Bow Tie fundraising committee, on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August, the New Brighton Cricket & Bowling Club will host a range of family friendly activities, to secure funds for North West Cancer Research.

Children and adults alike can take part in laser tag, assault courses, beat the goalie, go carting and a soft play area. For those who like a slower pace there will be the chance to browse through a selection of stalls selling arts and crafts, as well as food and drink items.

There will be food and drink, as well as ice cream, cake and even a popcorn stand, for guests to feast on throughout the day.

Admission is free and the event will run from 1pm to 6pm. All money raised on the day will be donated to North West Cancer Research, a local charity which currently funds around £8.1million of cancer research at the University of Liverpool.

Annie Henderson, of Blackjack and Bow Tie fundraising committee. said: “Our events have always been a huge success helping raise more than £60,000 for North West Cancer Research over the last 11 years.

“This year we wanted to do something a little different than a black tie event, so we came up with the family fun day. It’s something everyone can enjoy – whether you’re one or 100 and we’ve some great activities planned.

“It’s been a real buzz organising it as well. A wide circle if friends has been involved, generously offering prizes and support and we couldn’t have organised it without them. We would like to say a special thanks to the cricket club who have offered the club and ground to us free of charge.

“It will be a great day and hopefully the weather will be on our side – we look forward to seeing as many people as possible there!”

Bobby Magee, Fundraising Manager, said: “We have seen the Blackjack and Bow Tie committee hold some great events over the past decade. We wish them the best of luck with their family fun day and would like to thank them for their continued support for the charity.”

Admission is free and will be held at New Brighton Cricket & Bowling Club, Wallasey on 28 August from 13:00 to 18:00.

The group still have limited spaces left for businesses to reserve a pitch and interested parties can contact the group on their Facebook page.

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