Family Fun Day at Radnor Park
By Rachel Hocking
A family fun day is to be held at Radnor Park on Saturday 2nd July in aid of Unique and Family Fund.
Rob Hills, of Ethelbert Road, Folkestone, has set about organising a day full of entertainment for families in a bid to raise awareness for two charities focusing on rare chromosome disorders.
Hills has organised two charity football matches in the past to raise money and awareness as his young son also suffers from a microdeletion in a chromosome – causing problems in the early stages of development.
This year, the event has been organised with the help of Folkestone Festivals to make it bigger and better than ever.
Visitors can expect an exciting range of things to do and see, from a bootfair held from 9am, to dance performances, children’s rides, food and drink stands, an inflatable photo booth, and even an assault course.
Showcases will be held from Folkestone College, Brockhill School and Folkestone Academy in addition to live music from the A-Tees 80’s tribute band, Paradigm Shift, Vikki Hibbert and Charlie Dorrell from 11am.
Local businesses are being invited to contribute what they can to a raffle to raise money for the charities.
Prizes so far include vineyard tour and wine tasting for two at Chapel Down Winery, a family steam train trip with East Somerset Railway, memorabilia signed by football legend Jamie Carragher and many more.
Members of the public are also being invited to snap a selfie with one of the posters around town and post it on the Family Fun Day Summer 2016 Facebook page with #fundayselfie to be in with a chance of winning a special prize.
Proceeds of the charity and the event will go towards the charities Unique and Family Fund.
Unique works to inform, support and reduce the isolation of anyone affected by a rare chromosome disorder and to raise public awareness, whilst Family Fund works to provide disabled children and their families with grants to help them live a normal life.
Entertainment will begin at 9am and end at 6pm.