Family Fun Day a big success

20th August 2014

  • Disabled children and their families enjoyed a fun-filled day at Hillsborough Sports Arena on 18 August.

    The event had been organised by the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum in partnership with Sheffield Wednesday’s National Citizen Service programme.

    Parents were able to relax while their children took part in a range of accessible activities, supported by volunteers from both organisations. Highlights included bungee trampolines, bouncy castles, drumming and dance workshops, adapted cycles, and a whole host of inclusive sports and craft activities.

    Sheffield Wednesday mascot Ozzie Owl paid a visit, but faced fierce competition from two other furry stars – Pepper the rabbit (pictured) and Amelia the ferret from Heeley City Farm!

    Forum worker Eva Juusola said: “We had a great turnout, with over 250 people attending. The weather was kind to us, too, and it was wonderful to see so many happy faces. For families with disabled children, the long summer holidays can be a very stressful time, and events like ours give families much-needed break.”

    Jayne Woodward, the Forum’s co-chair, added: “We couldn’t have done it without the fantastic support from Sheffield Wednesday FC and the rest of the community. Schools lent us chairs, friends provided gazebos, sports groups ran free activities, and we even had a fire engine and library van dropping by. It was a real team effort!”

    To see photos taken at the event, please visit our Facebook page.