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Afternoon of fun

Posted on August 17 2011 at 11:07:16

Tennis fun at the Old Rose & Crown

There was plenty of entertainment on offer as the Old Rose and Crown Hotel in Lickey hosted a Family Fun Afternoon in aid of local charity Cure Leukaemia.

The lovely hotel grounds were the ideal spot for a fun-filled afternoon, with visitors including patients, their families and Cure Leukaemia supporters.

A bouncy castle and sumo suits donated by Ace Party Co provided lots of fun, while visitors had the opportunity to test their tennis and football skills. 

Mini tennis was run by Terry Franks who oversees local tennis coaching from five years to adult level, and football was run by Pete Bennett and Paul Lomas, qualified football coaches from Rubery FC. 

GRS Falconry attended the event with a number of birds of prey, who looked very at home on the edge of the Lickey Hills. There were also stalls, face painting, a pig roast, strawberries and cream and a bar. 

Pan the Juggler entertained using balls, clubs and chocolate bars, while the Warwickshire County Cricket Club mascot, “Hugh”, also made an appearance.

Hotel manager Andrew Hodges said, “Cure Leukaemia is a great local charity and we were delighted to be able to support it by hosting the event.”

Cathryn Worth from Cure Leukaemia commented, “It’s the first time we have held such an event and we are really pleased with how it went. A huge thank you to all who supported it.”

Cure Leukaemia, based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, funds haematology research nurses in the West Midlands and supports the work of the Leukaemia Centre at the QE. For more info visit http://www.cureleukaemia.co.uk

Pictures by Helen Randle

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