Charity Fun Day 2013

Charity Fun Day 2013

August 28, 2013 | Nathan Reid

On Sunday 14th July 2013, Tapton School was full to the brim with visitors on site for our Active8 Charity Fun Day 2013.  As always, the event was in aid of two fantastic causes close to all our hearts here at Active8, Weston Park Cancer Charity and The Barnsley Hospice.  As a warm-up for the day, we hosted our first ever stand-alone car boot sale at King Edwards VII Lower School on Sunday 7th July 2013.  Special thanks go out to all those who attended that day.

One thing that was different from previous years is that the sun was shining all day and not only could people join in all the fun activities on offer but they could top up their tans at the same time.

A large focal point of the big day was our Charity Junior Football Gala, which was an enormous success and made great for great viewing throughout the day.  Teams turned up from all over the city – from Crosspool to Maltby and Ecclesfield to Stocksbridge, the variation in teams and age groups was impressive.  Separate sections ran for the Under 8’s, 9’s, 10’s and 11’s age groups and none of the tournament disappointed.  Special mentions go to our winners and runner-up who were as follows:

Under 8’s – Winners:  Nether Green JFC   Runners-up:  Norton Lees

Under 9’s – Winners:  Greenhill JFC

Under 10’s – Winners:  Crosspoool Juniors   Runners-up:  SWFC Young Owls

Under 11’s – Winners:  SWFC Young Owls  Runners-up:  Woodhouse JFC

As well as the football, we had plenty of other activities going on throughout the day.  There were bouncy castles, a parrot show, fairground rides, face painting, a car boot sale, various craft stalls, charity basketball and tennis, our ever-present Caribbean food on offer and, of course, Big Al himself leading the microphone and getting everyone involved (including numerous members of Active8 staff taking part in a Macarena dance-off!?).

A HUGE thank you goes out to everyone who was involved in making the day such a success including stall holders, footballers, parents, team managers and anyone else who turned up to support the amazing causes.  The event would have struggled to take place without you all and would have inevitably raised significantly less funds. A mention to all the businesses and colleagues who made donations in the form of raffle prizes to the day as well.

Finally we would like to mention our hard-working staff who put in a massive effort not only on the day but in the build up to this event.

We hope to continue the fundraising for the rest of the year and beyond.  It would be great if you could join us and we see you all again in the near future.

The total raised from the day was a healthy £915.00 and this will be donated to our charities shortly.

Enjoy and take care.