Christmas Party Time!
CAFT Open Day
CAFT Open Day
Our 12th Annual Family Fun Day took place on Sunday 11th August. Despite rather mixed weather, over a thousand visitors joined us for an afternoon of fun and fundraising, with a record £10,000 being raised, which included a surprise donation from a visitor on the day who wanted to show his support.
With a lot of help from supporters and volunteers, we kept the crowds entertained from the moment they arrived, with a huge variety of activities for the whole family. The Pantonic All Stars greeted guests with a fun and melodic set, getting visitors in the mood for a fabulous afternoon. Rising Stars Cheerleaders started the fun in the arena with a breath-taking and daring display, followed by Merion Owen and the Quack Pack – a quirky and surprising duck herding act which had the crowds cheering!
Singer Benjamin J Thompson completed the entertainment package with a fantastic acoustic set. Mark Blackman from Silk 106.9 was the host for the afternoon, volunteering his time in between shows for his favourite charity.
Altrincham Football Club and Junior Sports Stars were both on hand to help visitors expend a little of that excess energy. A Kiddies Corner was manned by our very own Play Workers and for younger guests there were fairground rides, hook a duck, tin can alley, tombola, teddy bear raffle, face painting by Elmscott Day Nursery and even girly make-overs!
Tameside Car Collectors Club brought around 20 vintage and classic cars to the event, continuing a long-standing relationship CAFT. Something for the big kids!! The event brought together the local community and was supported by F B W Engineering, Altrincham Rotary, Stretford Rotary, Walkers Crisps, Parfetts and Kensite Services.
Ladies from Boothsmere WI ran the ever popular Tea & Cake marquee, keeping the guests refreshed along with Brynley’s Catering Services who ran a delicious Hog Roast stand. Volunteers also manned a BBQ, Bar and Ice-cream stand. Roberts Bakery donated a mountain of bread and Chillberries from Knutsford donated their time (and frozen yoghurt!) so no guest was left hungry or thirsty!