A hopping success for Adopstar

Advertising consultancy Adopstar hosted an Easter fiesta and raised £1,511 for CLIC Sargent, their chosen charity of the year.

A hopping success for Adopstar

The family day, held in the Market House Inn, offered a great day for all to enjoy, with face painting, cakes, games and even a disco dome bouncy castle, donated by Mad Mike’s Entertainments.

Balloons were certainly a theme of the day, with a balloon designer making all sorts of balloon animals, and there was even a unique ‘guess the number of’ game, with one of the staff members filling their car with over 250 balloons.

Chloe Latty, of Adopstar, said: "Everything here has been donated including the bouncy castle and Mr Bumble from Exmouth doing balloon modelling.

"We also held a local competition involving the local schools, with over 100 entries from young budding artists, and incredibly had a massive raffle with 88 prizes. It's a good turn out and after all the stress getting it set up over the last few months it's nice to see it finally happening."

Supporting CLIC Sargent

Theresa Benson, whose family were supported by CLIC Sargent when her cousin died of leukaemia, added: "CLIC Sargent was absolutely amazing, so it's something close to my heart.

"All of the staff have been really happy to help and get involved from face painting to cookie baking.

"There's been a lot of late nights to organise the event and early mornings for myself and Chloe over the last five months, but it's worth it. Every penny we can make for CLIC Sargent is well worth it."

Adopstar is aiming to raise £6,000 for CLIC Sargent by December, which will give the charity enough money to support a child with cancer through their treatment.

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Joy Morley on 01392 314 674 or email: joy.morley@clicsargent.org.uk