Hundreds turn out for bdht Family Days
Hundreds of local residents turned out for donkey and pony rides, boxercise, face painting and a host of other activities at bdht’s recent Family Fun Days held this month. What’s more, Bromsgrove’s largest provider of affordable housing, raised £800 for its local Aspergers and Autism group in the process.
The first event was held at King George Close playing fields, Sidemoor on 5th August and the second at Lyttleton Avenue Park, Charford on 26th August, to bring the community together and raise funds.
Visitors took part in fun activities including a bouncy castle and slide, donkey and pony rides, colour hair spraying, nail and face painting, glitter tattoos, beat the goalie competition, tombola, hook a duck and food and ice cream stalls. The fire service attended with emergency vehicles for children to sit in and explore, and Bromsgrove library offered free story times.
Stalls were run by bdht staff and other local businesses, including the Blue Cross and the NHS, with all money raised on the day going towards funding a social group for young people with Asperger’s and Autism at Starlight Café and Community Centre.
Ashlea Green, Sheltered Living Manager at bdht, says: “We had two fantastic days with great turnouts and lots of support from local businesses who donated products and gift vouchers to sell and offer as raffle prizes. We really appreciate everyone getting involved and coming together to make two truly successful days for local families.
“The total raised for our social group is such a fantastic feat and one we couldn’t have done without everyone’s involvement. Thank you to everyone involved.”