The sun was shining, the bouncy castle in prime place, stallholders ready to welcome families and the clues to the treasure hunt laid out round Grenfell Park. The 5th Annual Easter Family Fun Day had arrived!
This year children enjoyed the many activities on offer including bouncing like bunnies on the bouncy castle, having their faces painted, playing skittles and trying their luck at the coconut shye. Of course the main attraction was hunting around the park following clues to answer the Easter-Themed quiz so they could be rewarded with chocolates.
Once again the event was a huge hit with local families and a great success, with more than 900 people joining in the fun, the most to ever attend.
Sima’s Action Kids ran a 30 minute active movement and song session which saw children jump around to some great music, as well as the Easter Rabbit joining in with sleeping bunnies!
Event Organiser Adam Hunter, commented “For the fifth year running we have had a great day with excellent support from the local community. We’re thrilled with the number of people who came to enjoy this superb park in the centre of town, and join in the fun”.
The following companies and people kindly donated to the event, both in the form of eggs and their time on the day, without them we would not have been able to put on this free community event: The Louis Baylis (Maidenhead Advertiser) Charitable Trust, The Shanly Foundation, The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Mars, Sima's Action Kids, Bill Traylen, Steph James, Ultra Quick Hire Ltd and Maidenhead Rotaract Club. Your contribution was very much appreciated by our club and all the local families who came to enjoy the day.
Hearing of the lack of food at the town’s foodbank the Rotary Club of Maidenhead Bridge leapt into action and purchased £250 worth of food to re-stack the shelves at the FoodShare store on Saturday.
The club has worked with FoodShare for over 5 years, supporting them every Wednesday and Saturday managing food distribution but also supporting them with practical issues such as helping to devise the food stacking/storage process to ensure all donated food is distributed to families in need.
Rotarians Kevin Gower and Lisa Hunter, with help from Debbie Gee from FoodShare, were stood outside Tesco Maidenhead as it opened and filled 3 trolleys with tinned vegetables and fruit, rice, cooking sauces and jams to help fill the current shortage of these food items.
Lisa Hunter commented “We must at this point say a huge thank you to Tesco Maidenhead for their amazing generosity as they gave us an additional £100 to spend in store, boosting us to be able to purchase £350 worth of much-needed food. We should also apologise for clearing them out of all tinned carrots and peas!”
Kevin and Lisa were joined by fellow club members, Nisha Chhetri, Don Pearce, Carlos Sepulveda and Siobhan back at the FoodShare Centre to help date and stack the newly purchased food on the shelves ready for distribution.
Kevin comments “This is just one of the ways our club tries to make a difference to our community. The Foodshare volunteers that are members of Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club can be proud of the contribution they have made to helping local people who have hit a difficult period in their lives.”
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Dozens and dozens of Easter Bunnies came to life in the Nicholson Centre at a special Easter craft session yesterday as Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club brought fun and laughter into the town centre.
The community-based club organised the free session to give our young Maidonians a chance to let out their creative sides without creating a mess at home and were thrilled to see so many people, young and old, transform their masks into very impressive bunnies!
Adam Hunter, Club Member and Event Organiser, commented “It was loads of fun and great to see the smiles on everyone’s faces as they went crazy with glitter, cotton wool and feathers! We’re really looking forward to seeing all our newly created bunnies hop down to Grenfell Park on Easter Saturday to join in the free Easter Family Fun Day”.
This is the third year the club has organised this free craft session as a pre-cursor to their FREE Easter Family Fun Day, being held in Grenfell Park on Saturday 15th April from 11am to 3pm.
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