The 8th annual Fun in the Park took place on Sunday 22nd September, providing great fun for the whole family in Tudor Grange Park, Solihull! There was the usual variety of family entertainment with children’s games and rides, displays and shows in the central arena, our ever popular Dog Show, food outlets and much more. See the FITP website at www.funinthepark-solihull.co.uk
This year we supported MacMillan Cancer Relief, Guide Dogs for the Blind and St Basils, which helps young homeless people locally with each charity directly benefiting from your generosity.
As ever, we are very grateful to all our sponsors and in particular to our main sponsor, Jaguar Landrover, Solihull for their continuing support.
- Guide Dogs for the Blind: This amazing organisation provides canine support for the blind and partially sighted. Amongst their many services, they breed and train guide dogs, who will give support, independence and companionship to thousands of men , women and children. ‘ We will not rest until people who are blind and partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.’ ( Guide Dogs for the Blind website). They also provide ‘buddy dogs’ and place them within within a school, organisation or family environment for the benefit of blind or partially sighted children and young people.
- MacMillan Cancer Support: Few lives have not been touched by cancer. At Macmillan, they understand how vital it is to have someone by your side when you’re affected by cancer. They help patients, and their families, through the emotional, financial and physical issues that touch the lives of cancer patients. They give practical information and support throughout the most difficult days of their lives.
- St Basil’s Birmingham: This charity works across the West Midlands with young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. They help over 4,500 young people per year. They aim to prevent youth homelessness with advice, a schools’ project and a family mediation service. They aim to help young people to gain the skills needed to move on successfully to independent living and access learning, training and employment, in order to develop their confidence, skills and opportunities, and ultimately stop the cycle of homelessness.
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