Donna, who is a qualified teacher as well a children’s entertainer, had hoped that the special event would be popular with children of most ages and she was not disappointed as it attracted more than 150 families to a packed Wesley Hall in Crookes. The ‘Frozen’ theme ran throughout the day, including Donna performing as the film’s most popular characters. There was also face and nail painting, new and used toy and book stalls, a craft stall, cakes and refreshments and a bouncy castle.
Donna said: “I was overwhelmed by how well everything went and delighted to have raised so much. I am thinking of organising one next year but I think a larger venue might be a good idea!”
Richard added “I’m incredibly proud of Donna for organising such an amazing event and raising so much money to help the Syrian refugees. Holding this type of fundraiser takes so much dedication and determination. We’re also unbelievably thankful to all the amazing volunteers who made the day a success. The event simply wouldn’t have happened without them and it was truly a team effort. Our thanks also go to all the companies and individuals who donated prizes and the families who attended the event. I really hope the money raised makes a positive difference to the lives of some of those affected by the on-going tragedy in the Middle East.”
Donna and Richard would love to improve on the £3,000 that has been raised so far and further contributions can still be made at www.justgiving.com/Frozen-Family-Fun-Day. All donations go towards Save The Children’s Child Refugee Appeal.
Donna and Richard’s efforts have also been reported in local newspaper The Star.