Monday, 25 November 2013

Festive fun on the farm

 Festive family fun saw lots of visitors to Farmer Parr's Animal World on Saturday, when the Fleetwood attraction was also the setting of the Blackpool Gazette's Christmas Bazaar.
And a stall at the fair gave us a chance to to showcase the work of Mama Sue and our charity at the Happy House.
Our UK voluntary coordinator Elizabeth Gomm handed out dozens of our leaflets to visitors with our Seek out a Smile kids tombola bringing them to our stall.
There was a great deal of interest in our family and we hope that it will result in a chance to speak to more local groups on the Fylde coast and several children took leaflets which they were going to take for their teachers.
Elizabeth was very grateful for help from Pauline Royle , and to Janet Simpson and Sandra Foulkes for popping in to see if their help was needed, and to Paul and Andrea Manders for helping her to pack up.
It was a lovely day, with lots of Santa smiles - Santa and his real reindeer and their donkey friends are now in their amazing Christmas grotto at Farmer Parr's in the run up to the big day, meeting children and taking their Christmas orders.They are certainly worth a visit!
The event for us was about raising awareness, not money, but we came away with £51.
Thank you to everyone who had a go at our tombola, including the two children pictured who were very good customers.