On 9th August a family fun day was held at Lower Grange Community Centre in Allerton, Lancashire in order to raise money for Cerebra.
The whole event was arranged by parent Rebecca Kent who had very personal reasons for wanting to raise money for Cerebra.
Rebecca’s story started when she went for a scan 19 weeks into her pregnancy. She was told that her baby had Dandy Walker Syndrome, Hydrocephalus and other brain complications.
“I was devastated as he has my first pregnancy. I named my little boy Joseph George, and 4 days later I gave birth to him. He was born sleeping,” Rebecca said.
Rebecca wanted to mark the 10th Anniversary with something positive that would benefit others. Working with family and friends, she decided to organise a family fun day to raise awareness and much needed funds.
Rebecca really threw herself into the task of organising the day. She spent months writing to lots of different companies asking for donations and roping in as many people as possible!
August 9th, the day of the fun day, also marked the anniversary of Joseph’s funeral and Rebecca felt it was right to hold it on that day.
The day was a huge success with tombolas, games, bouncy castles and plenty of stalls to keep everyone entertained!
The final total raised from the day was £349 and Rebecca intends to bump that total up by doing some more more fundraising through the rest of the year.
A big thank you to Rebecca for her support.
To find out more about what you can do to help raise money for Cerebra, check out our Community Fundraising page.