Bouncy castles, face painting and exotic animals are just a handful of the activities that were on offer at the Cosford family fun day, held to raise money for Troop Aid.
The event took place on Saturday 10th September in Donnington, Telford. We ran this in partnership with our client Riverside with the help of Jodie Shepherd (Resident Liaison Officer) from our Midlands office and members of the Troop Aid charity.
Troop Aid is an organisation, founded in 2006, which aims to support members of the Armed Forces and ensures that they receive high quality medical care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. This close knit community came together in high spirits to have fun and raise money for this worthy cause.
Cosford PFI is occupied by those attending the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering at Royal Air Force at Shawbury and the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering at Cosford, Army Donnington.
Riverside run a Helpdesk Office on site at Donnington and the team are passionate about helping the community, collaborating with their contractors and the Troop Aid charity. Sharon Birringh (Operations Manager), Julie Snell (Neighbourhood Housing Officer), Elliot Barber (Customer Services Assistant) and Mark Lloyd (Repairs Technician), were all there to lend a helping hand.
Axis worked to make sure that the event ran smoothly and were there to get stuck in to set up and put away all the equipment. Free food was provided for the children throughout the day and the Axis people ensured that everyone had a bite to eat and bought their tickets for the raffle and tombola. Axis believes in the strength of community and it is through events such as these that our people are able to meet with the residents and customers face-to-face to have some fun and discuss their experiences with them. It’s all about getting to know the people and discovering their needs and making sure that we accommodate them.
An RAF bus, manned by two servicemen, was set up as a softplay area and screened a DVD inside for the children to enjoy. Prizes such as local hairdressers’ vouchers, wine and speakers were up for grabs in a raffle and tombola. We also donated £50 as a tombola prize.
The event was a hit with the residents and the stalls were busy with customers throughout the day, raising around £100 for this worthy cause.