Family fun day for Ickle Pickle charity

Alannah Haveron enjoying the Ickle Pickle summer fun day. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142543-1)
Alannah Haveron enjoying the Ickle Pickle summer fun day. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142543-1)
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IT’S A charity that helps the smallest of children.

And to help raise money to help premature babies, a fun day packed full of activities for children was organised by the charity.

Lorraine Blackburn, of Waterlooville, represents the national charity Ickle Pickle, which raises money for neo-natal intensive care units in the south-east Hampshire area.

Yesterday a family fun day was put on in the Knowle Village Playing Fields.

Scores of families packed the greenery and enjoyed a host of games and entertainment.

Lorraine said: ‘The turnout was absolutely brilliant.

‘It just the first two hours we had about 100 people come in, and that was amazing.

‘Money raised from this fun day will go to the neo-natal intensive care units in Southampton and Winchester.

‘These units always have a wish-list of items that they need and we do as much fundraising as possible to help.

‘This has been a great day and we would love to come back again next year.

‘The DJ put on songs from Frozen and it was great seeing children sing along.

‘There was also a snow machine, which the children also loved.’

Among the fun activities, there was a bouncy castle, giant inflatable slide, a last man standing game, an assault course and laser tag.

There were also food and drink stalls, and games such as hook-a-duck.

Firefighters from Fareham were also on-hand so children could take a look inside a fire engine.

Gemma Morgan, 31, is a volunteer for Ickle Pickle.

She brought along her children Blake, seven, and Riley, six.

Blake said: ‘It has been a great day.

‘I went on the laser tag and the Junglebuddies playbus.’