Trowbridge family fun day follows success of Give Us A Chance appeal
Updated 12:56pm Friday 4th July 2014 in By Andy Baber, Senior reporter for Trowbridge
Trowbridge children’s charity Stepping Stones is holding a family fun day at Oasis Longmeadow Academy on Saturday
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 www.steppingstonestrowbridge.co.uk