Charity sibling fun day at Martin House

wet  Pictured at Martin House Children's Hospice on Sibling Day are Care Team members Nikki Gilding (left) and Sarah Jenkins with sibling group member Georgie Lindley.  (130724M3)
wet Pictured at Martin House Children's Hospice on Sibling Day are Care Team members Nikki Gilding (left) and Sarah Jenkins with sibling group member Georgie Lindley. (130724M3)

A family-fun sibling day was held at Martin House children’s hospices for a circus-themed charity picnic.

Family bakery, Thomas the Baker juggled sandwhiches, clowned around with cakes and sausage roll-y poly for a circus-themed charity picnic.

The picnic was part of an annual Sibling Day at Martin House Hospice recently, organised for children who have a terminally ill.

Gymnastic displays, free running, circus skills, clown mask making, music and more was on the menu at the event, held in Clifford.

John Thomas, chairman of Thomas the Baker, said: “It’s a real honour to have been asked to help out at the event, which brings a bit of fun into the lives of siblings and their families at such a difficult time,”

Thomas the Baker has chosen Martin House Children’s Hospice as its charity for this year and will be taking part in various fundraising events throughout 2013.

Corporate fundraiser at the hospice, John Haigh, corporate fundraiser at the hospice said:

“This special event is part of our ‘Time 4 Us’ programme, giving well siblings of Martin House children the rare opportunity to relax and enjoy themselves in the company of other siblings in the same situation and to have time just for themselves.”

“We are very grateful to Thomas the Baker for helping to make this event successful, exciting and memorable, and look forward to an ongoing partnership”.

Martin House is a purpose built hospice, which aims to provide care and support, free of charge, to children and young people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families.

The hospice celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2012. The charity celebrated with a garden party to mark the occasion.

Head of Care Sheila O’Leary said: Listening to families over the years has helped us to shape the services we now offer.

For more information about Martin House visit www.martinhouse.org.uk/.

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