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Victoria House hosted their annual ‘Fun Day’ on Sunday 7th August, where they raised an amazing £642.67. The team spend all year preparing for the event and were delighted that the sun was shining and the weather was hot on the day. Angie, Activities Co-ordinator at Victoria House, wanted to send a special thanks to all those who helped make the day possible – staff, service users, volunteers, families and friends – the list is brilliantly long, which shows just how many people contributed to the enjoyment of the day. So here it is, sending a huge thank you to:

  • Darren, the Head Chef at Victoria House, who cooked a brilliant BBQ, and Support Worker Laura who helped do the drinks and sell ice cream. Angie’s sister Susan and Anita who did the tombola, while Angie was in charge of the music and ran around the grounds making sure everything went smoothly.
  • Mr Dixon, service user Michael’s Dad, for doing a sterling job selling raffle tickets.
  • Hull FC Foundation who came along and did the Sumo wrestling and brought along Airlie Bird, as well as The Diamond White Stars and Airlie’s Angels who came and performed for the 3rd year running.
  • Stuart from LAPD events – a non profit making organisation – for bringing their American Police car and drawing in the crowds outside for the event. Service users had a blast getting their picture taken with them.

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  • Sam from Sam’s Safari who brought all her animals for guests to see and hold, including an enormous tortoise!
  • Fun For All who donated the bouncy castle, as they do every year—it is always a hit.
  • Clare, Graham and Karen from Tesco Community Champions who helped with the face painting.
  • Johnny Pat ,a local singer who loaned the service his sound system and speaker, which was a huge help as the cheerleaders used this for their music too.
  • Last but not least, thank you to all the regular stall holders who make the effort to come every year!

Service user Lesley said: “It was a fantastic day and enjoyed my cuddle off the Airlie Bird”, and service user James’s Mum ‘thought it was a fantastic day and enjoyable for all!’ Penny said: “It was a great day and the best surprise was seeing Stephen come all the way from Liverpool to see us as he once lived here – it was brilliant.”

Angie, who organises the event, said “I am so pleased this went well. I always panic on the day, especially with our English weather being so unreliable, but am proud to say once again it was a fabulous day!”

The day sounds like it was a hit with everyone and it is amazing to see how many people got involved with the event – well done Angie and the team at Victoria House for organising such a great day.