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Droitwich charity funday for children's hospital

Droitwich Editorial 29th Aug, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A CHARITY funday, car boot sale and disco held on Saturday (August 23) has been hailed a great success after raising more than £800 for the Midlands Air Ambulance and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Nikki Bennett organised the event at Droitwich Royal British Legion (RBL) Club for the two charities which came to the aid of her son Jake Smith when he was knocked over by a car in July, sustaining multiple injuries.

There was plenty of activities for all the family at the funday, including face-painting, hair-brading, a tombola, food and drink and a performance by the Moonshine folk group. Youngsters were also able to get up close and personal with snakes and other reptiles.

And, after that, the car boot sale and disco, the coffers were boosted further with an ice bucket challenge at Nikki’s sister’s pub over the weekend where another £150 was donated.

Another ice bucket challenge is taking place at the Droitwich RBL Club this weekend.

Nikki, who dressed as a clown for the day, said: “It went really well – we had 60 to 80 people there at one point and there was a steady flow of people throughout the day.

“We are now organising more events for the cause.” she added.

Scales and smiles – Oliver Smith, nine, with Bertha the snake. Pictures by Alex Bradbury. 3514009ABR6

Sliding in the sunshine – Hannah Reeve, four, was having plenty of un on the inflatable slide. 3514009ABR3

Folky fun – Members of the Rednekx performed. 3514009ABR4

Music to the crowds’ ears – Members of the Rednekx performed. 3514009ABR5

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