Claire House Children’s Hospice provides respite, end of life and bereavement support for seriously ill children, young people and their families. With limited government funding, the hospice needs to raise £2.5million every year to cover the cost of its first-class care. Over 20% of the families cared for at Claire House are from the Cheshire area, they are provided with a home from home environment, where children can enjoy being children, free from the limitations of their condition.
Claire House volunteers will be fundraising throughout the event at Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall from Friday 1st June to Monday 4th June 2012 with an exciting calendar of attractions.
On Friday 1st June Claire House are hosting a quiz night in a Jubilee themed marquee within the Showground. Tickets will cost £10 and will include fish and chips and an evening’s entertainment. On both the Saturday and Sunday they will be hosting a duck race on the Bolesworth Lake and the winning duck will win £500. Each pink plastic duck will cost £2 – we are certain that this will be a great spectacle at the show and a real crowd pleaser!!
There will be a 3km Jubilee themed family fun run around the showground on Sunday 3rd June. Participants will be encouraged to dress up in jubilee outfits and a minimum sponsorship of £25 will gain them free entrance into the Bolesworth Classic on that day. Claire House will also have a stand up throughout the weekend where they’ll be selling merchandise, painting faces, holding raffles and hosting traditional fete games such as hook a duck and nail in the hay.
Abi Smith, Claire House Fundraising Manager for Cheshire said; “We’re so lucky to have a great relationship with the beautiful Bolesworth Estate. With such stunning surroundings and breath-taking views, I’ve no doubt our fundraising efforts will be incredibly successful; you can’t fail but want to attend an event here. Claire House is so grateful for their support and look forward to an exciting year of fundraising alongside them.”
Anna Du Pré Bolesworth Estate Event Co-ordinator said, “We are excited about working with Claire House Hospice, such a worthwhile North West based charity. The enthusiasm that the team has for their work is inspirational and we really hope that this will be a successful partnership for the hospice.”
For more information please call either Anna Du Pré on: 01829 782210 or Abi Smith on: 0151 343 0883
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