In March Middlemore Foundation CEO Sandra Geange was a special guest at the Family Fun Day hosted by Barfoot and Thompson Beachlands & Whitford. The Family Fun Day was a great opportunity for children and families of all ages to join in on a variety of different activities and spend time with one another, while helping to raise funds for children in need.
Prior to the event, Middlemore Foundation spoke to nearby schools including Brookby Primary, Beachlands and Maraetai School. The children were ecstatic to hear about something so exciting happening in their community and could not wait to attend. Many of the schools also had children participating in the event, with amazing performances by Kapa Haka groups on the day.
The event was jam-packed with fun, offering 40 different activities to keep children and their whānau entertained all day. Activities included a variety of fun games, a sausage sizzle, treasure hunts, bumper balls, bungee runs, soccer, darts and of course a bouncy castle! We extend a huge thank you to the organisations and services in the community who kindly donated their time and services providing fun activities and performances.
All funds raised on the day were shared between Kidz First Hospital and Starship Hospital, where donations were gifted to help disadvantaged children in hospital. The final donation to Middlemore Foundation was an astonishing $17,000, double the amount of funds that were raised last year!
A special thanks goes to Tracey-Lee, the Event Manager, for her hard work and for making the event such a success. Tracey-Lee worked tirelessly for months to ensure everything was ready for the big day which would not have happened without her.
We would also like to thank each and every one of you who joined us on the day. Your attendance has really helped many of our tamariki who are living in disadvantaged communities. We can’t wait to do it all again next year!