Opening of the Thomas Land Expansion at Drayton Manor Theme Park. The Fat Controller prepares to open the doors.

Opening of the Thomas Land Expansion at Drayton Manor Theme Park. The Fat Controller prepares to open the doors.

By Ann Evans

 

 

Drayton Manor Theme Park is gearing up for its biggest ever day of fundraising that will see 22 charities from across the Midlands descend upon the park as part of its first ever Community Charity Day.

 

On Saturday 26th September, representatives from Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Acorns Children’s Hospice, Help for Heroes, Cats Protection, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, Hall Green Retired Greyhound Trust and many more will be at the award-winning theme park with games, special stalls and prizes galore.

 

Families are encouraged to join in the fun, learn about the wonderful work each charity does, and perfect their jumping skills on the bouncy castle – all for a good cause of course, with donations made on the day going a long way to help those in need.

Toby Tram Express

Toby Tram Express

The Staffordshire based attraction is also set to host not just one but two special charity walks on 26th and 27th September, to help raise money for The National Autistic Society (NAS) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

 

Anyone looking to do a good deed can put their best foot forward and take part in a short three kilometre, Thomas & FriendsTM themed sponsored walk for NAS and as a special thank you to those who take part, walkers who hit their sponsorship target* will get free entry into Drayton Manor after completing the challenge so the whole family can have a great day out with the little blue engine and his friends!

 

On Sunday 27th, the theme park will welcome visitors on behalf of JDRF who can embark on either a three kilometre or five kilometre sponsored walk to raise funds for the charity’s crucial research into the treatment and prevention of type 1 diabetes.

 

William Bryan, Managing Director of Drayton Manor Theme Park said: “We’re always looking for ways to give back to the community and it fills us with immense pride to be able to support so many charities in one special weekend.

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“These organisations work so hard to help those that need it and have touched the lives of so many through the positive and empowering work they do.  We want to encourage as many visitors as possible to step up and get involved in what will be a fabulous, fun, fundraising weekend.”

 

*Free tickets will be given to any adult who raises £25 or more, and any child who raises £20 or more.

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About Ann Evans

Feature writer and award winning author, Ann Evans has more than 22 books published for children, young adults, reluctant readers and adults. Never content to write one thing at a time, she always has at least half a dozen different writing projects on the go. She worked for 13 years on the Coventry Telegraph as a feature writer and currently writes for a number of different magazines, in print and on-line. Ann is also a writing tutor running classes for adults and doing author school visits throughout the UK. Ann decided to put her years of writing experience together in her book Become A Writer – a step by step guide. Amazon link:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Become-Writer-Step-Guide/dp/1907670246 Blogs:http://annsawriter.blogspot.com