Family Fun Day attracts record turnout

17th September 2013

  • On 29 August 2013, members of the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum enjoyed a fun-packed day out at Hillsborough Sports Arena.The event had been organised by the Forum in partnership with Sheffield Wednesday’s National Citizen Service programme.

    Prior to the event, parents from the Forum had provided training and advice to the young NCS volunteers, to help them plan activities for children with a wide range of impairments.

    Zorb balls proved a big hit with youngsters, as did bouncy castles, African drumming and dance workshops, adapted cycles, and a whole host of sports and craft activities. Children also enjoyed visits from a real-life fire engine, a mobile library and even Sheffield Wednesday mascot Ozzie Owl!

    Jayne Woodward, co-chair of the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum, said: “It was a wonderful day, with almost 250 people turning up. We couldn’t have run this event without the help of the NCS volunteers, simply because so many of our own volunteers are busy looking after their kids during the holidays. It’s amazing how much more you can achieve by working together!“

    NCS team leader Adam Ledger added: “The children and parents I spoke to said they had such a good day! The NCS volunteers enjoyed a new experience, taking part in something they had never done before. On behalf of SWFC I would like to thank the Forum for letting us be involved in such a great and enjoyable day.”

    To see pictures of the event, please have a look at our photo gallery.