NSPCC Fun Day – Organised By Kaycee (12)
NSPCC Fun Day
Way back in February, our 11-year-old daughter, Kaycee, (she turned 12 just before the date of the fun day) decided she wanted to raise some more money for the NSPCC.
Last year she organised a Big Board Game Day at her school and raised £220.
She ran a sweepstake in February for her family and friends and raised £40. We thought that was excellent but Kaycee didn’t think it was enough! She wanted to do something bigger.
Her first idea was to do a sponsored walk from home (just outside Lincoln city centre) to Skegness. After a lot of talking and discussing everything involved, we decided it wasn’t such a good idea for her.
We brainstormed and came up with the idea of organising a fun day.
There were a few options for the venue but she finally decided to ask the Life Church if she could book 2 rooms and the kitchen.
With the venue booked, she got the organising underway. With some friends, they decided on the stalls they were going to have and wrote lists of everything they would need.
More friends were asked to volunteer their time to help run all the stalls. Thankfully, they gladly agreed 🙂
She had the following stalls planned:
- Guess the weight of the cake
- Guess how many sweets in the jar
- Lucky dip
- Tattoos and face gems
- Jumble sale
- Guess the name of the teddy
- Sweet cones
- Lolly stick stall
- Teddy tombola
- Punch balloons
- Crochet craft stall
Kaycee wrote to lots of local stores and businesses asking for donations. They were happy to help with raffle prizes and Kaycee wants me to pass her thanks to them all. She really appreciated the support.
B&M donated a basket of goodies.
Sainsbury’s donated a gift basket.
Morrison’s donated a £10 gift voucher.
Co-op donated luxury biscuits, fudge and toffee.
Occasions Gifts & Cards donated a tub of lollies.
Fairburn’s Eggs donated a gift basket.
Tangerine’s Candy Shop donated loads of sweets!
Thanks To The Volunteers
Kaycee would also like me to thank her sister, Kellyann, for making and donating the amazing cake for the Guess the weight of the cake stall and for everything else she made and bought!
Thanks must also go to Susie and Natalie for running the kitchen brilliantly and to Susie for the wonderful cakes she made and donated.
Kaz and her husband did an excellent job setting up the kitchen, running a stall and basically jumping in wherever help was needed.
Special thanks must go to Wendy for being amazing on the jumble sale stall. I was supposed to be on the stall with Ant but I had to keep going off to help on other stalls. Wendy jumped right in and helped make the jumble stall a huge success.
Bill, from the Life Church, was wonderful selling raffle tickets and helping wherever he was needed. Thanks to the Life Church for helping to make today such a success.
All the girls’ friends who ran stalls were brilliant. Kaycee couldn’t have done it without you all.
With the money from the sweepstake and the fun day, Kaycee has raised a grand total of
We’re so proud of all her hard work. She was amazing today; she kept her cool when it got busy and she kept everyone organised.
I’m a bit nervous at what she’s going to want to do next year for the NSPCC!