The first fundraising event for Frankie and Lola's in Inverness, saw 50 lucky children and their parents join Peppa Pig for lunch on Monday 29 February in support of our Leap Day Make it count campaign.
The state-of-the-art family entertainment centre, Frankie and Lola's, recently decided to support CLIC Sargent and opened especially on Monday to host the Leap Day event.
The day kicked off in style with Peppa arriving in a fire engine. Guests enjoyed dancing, beautifully themed party food, ice cream and lots of Peppa items to take home.
Joshua and Karla
Along with the 50 lucky children who got a ticket for the day, Peppa's special guest was two-year-old Joshua from Inverness who had spent months undergoing gruelling treatment for leukaemia in The Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
Joshua's mum, Karla said: "I honestly can’t put into words the difference that CLIC Sargent made for us. It is an amazing cause, which does fantastic things, and it helped us through the hardest possible time."
When the concept of normal has been taken away and replaced with something horrible, CLIC Sargent helps you get closer to normal again.
More lunches with Peppa
CLIC Sargent Area Fundraiser Manager Peter Logie said: "Owners Lisa and Jason have put an enormous amount of effort in to deliver a really top notch event for these young Peppa Pig fans.
"They have made Leap Day very special by coming in to work on their day off and their wonderful staff who have volunteered their time to maximise what can be raised for CLIC Sargent and our work with children and young people with cancer in Inverness and the Highlands, like Joshua and his family.
"What is even more amazing is that Lisa and Jason have volunteered to run another Peppa Pig event on Monday 14 March. They have really thrown their weight behind supporting the charity and we are so grateful to have their support this year."
Joint owner of Frankie and Lola's, Lisa Lugton, added: "We are delighted to support CLIC Sargent in their mission to give every child who is supported by CLIC Sargent the right to the best possible treatment, care, and support, throughout their cancer journey and beyond.
"We were very excited to be making our leap year count by hosting a 'Lunch with Peppa'. The first event sold out in two days and the second one now is close to selling out too.
"We hope to not only raise as much as we can, but also heighten the awareness of CLIC Sargent and the support that this wonderful charity gives people like Joshua and his family."