Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group have been chosen Sainsbury’s Market Street Charity Partner of the year. The smashing staff at the store organised a Family Fun Day & BBQ as way of unofficially launching the partnership – the first major fundraiser on our behalf.
Unfortunately the weather was not on our side but it didn’t dampen spirits, it was a fantastic turnout and the rain stopped long enough for us to get outside and play some games with the children – they took part in egg & spoon races, sack races and three legged races!
Inside the venue at the Ukranian Club, Edgerton, more fun and games took place in the shape of hook a duck, face painting, lucky dip, tombolas and cake stall.
We can’t thank the staff enough for organising such a fantastic day. We must also thank our families and friends for joining us and to all those who donated time/prizes/baking to the day – THANK YOU!
The day was a wonderful opportunity to meet the staff who will be supporting us over the next 12 months and for them to meet our families and find out more about the children they will be supporting. A huge £935 was raised on the day – an incredible start to the fundraising.
You can watch a great video of our day shot by Sainsbury’s staff Paula Acton below: