Following the success of the Children’s Hospice Big Elmer Trail throughout Belfast, Carrick based engineering firm Ryobi, one of the companies who sponsored an elephant, are hosting a family fun day on Saturday September 17 (tomorrow).
The event is being held at Carrickfergus Cricket Club, where the entertainment-filled afternoon is celebrating 21 years of the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.
Open to Ryobi staff and all members of the public, the event takes place from 1pm-4pm, featuring a whole host of activities for the family to enjoy, including a bouncy castle, penalty shoot out, face painting, giant Jenga, Army climbing wall and much more.
Speaking ahead of the event Marco Emig, managing director at Ryobi said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to support the Northern Ireland Hospice with a family fun day.
“The event not only gives us an opportunity to raise funds for a very worthy cause but also gives us a chance to get out and about and meet with the local community and spend time in a relaxed setting with our staff and their friends and family.”
Also available on the day is a raffle, offering a variety of prizes to be won from donating businesses, ranging from a PS5 bundle to experience vouchers.
The raffle costs £2 per ballot, with all proceeds going directly towards NI Children’s Hospice as a continuation of the Big Elmer Trail.
Tickets for the raffle are available until the end of Friday September 16 and can be bought from in the materials office on both the main and Kilroot site.
There are plenty of fantastic prizes to be won and fun to be had across the afternoon for everyone in attendance.
The four-hour long event will see special appearances from Paw Patrol characters and a police landrover and motorbike for the children to enjoy.
Ticket prices cover entry to all activities aside from the raffle are £5 per adult, £3 per child or £12 for a family ticket.