Rain can’t halt King’s Lynn children’s home staff’s fundraising drive

Family fun day In aid of Break.'Sophie Qwa 10 ANL-150531-152737009
Family fun day In aid of Break.'Sophie Qwa 10 ANL-150531-152737009
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The rain couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of fundraisers as they helped to raise thousands of pounds for a Lynn children’s home.

A family fun day and disco was held at the West Lynn Sports and Social Club on Sunday in aid of the Rosedale children’s home.

Family fun day In aid of Break'Millie-Rose Chapman ANL-150531-152640009

Family fun day In aid of Break'Millie-Rose Chapman ANL-150531-152640009

A total of £2,197 was raised during the day, which included a host of fun activities, such as a penalty shootout, a bouncy castle, dance demonstrations, games and craft stalls, plus live music from Walkway.

And Katie Mathunjwa, the home’s deputy manager, thanked everyone who both supported and attended the festivities, describing the amount raised as “brilliant.”

She said: “Considering the weather, it was really busy.

“We were really pleased with the turnout and we’re planning to do the same again next year.”

Family fun day In aid of Break.'left to right Pamela Chapman and Josh Chapman ANL-150531-152703009

Family fun day In aid of Break.'left to right Pamela Chapman and Josh Chapman ANL-150531-152703009

The event was organised as part of a region-wide fundraising campaign by the charity Break, which operates the Rosedale home, to support its work to care for vulnerable children and young people.

The charity’s 100 Day Challenge encourages staff at all of its sites to come up with ways of raising additional funds to continue their work.

Break currently operates six children’s homes across Norfolk and Cambridgeshire which support youngsters mostly aged between seven and 17.

It also runs foster care and family support services, as well as offering help and respite breaks for disabled youngsters and their families.

Proceeds from the West Lynn event will be used to help provide a wide range of development opportunities and activities for the home’s residents.

Ms Mathunjwa said those could range from holidays and trips out to specialist equipment installed within the home itself.