Trowbridge family fun day follows success of Give Us A Chance appeal

Trowbridge children’s charity Stepping Stones is holding a family fun day at Oasis Longmeadow Academy tomorrow, following the success of the Wiltshire Times’ Give Us A Chance appeal.

Stepping Stones, which serves west Wiltshire children with learning difficulties and disabilities, lost £10,000 of funding from Wiltshire Council in February, after central government withdrew its Aiming High For Disabled Children grants.

This left the centre needing to raise a total of £50,000 a year and prompted the Times to launch a campaign to make up the shortfall, with the total raised now standing at over £12,000.

The family fun day, which will run from 2pm-5pm, will include a raffle, barbecue, entertainment stalls, ice cream, face painting, bouncy castle and much more.

Sarah Cottle, fundraising co-ordinator for Stepping Stones, said: “It should be a lovely day and we have lots going on for all the family.”

Raffle prizes include an overnight stay and evening meal in The Castle Inn, Bradford on Avon, a BMX bike donated by Halfords in Trowbridge and a family day pass to Center Parcs, Warminster.

Entry will be £1 for adults and free for children. For more information, contact 01225 350004 or visit


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