On Sunday the 29th of May 2016 International Childrens Day took place in Russel Park, Bedford. This time a very important part of the event was the „Give your child your native language” campaign. There were many attractions like bouncy castles, face painting, slides, rides, a climbing wall, Zorb Balls which were all organised for the event which was prepared by the Polish British Integration Centre and Goluch Events.
The goal of the event was to celebrate Childrens Day and for people to spend their day with their loved ones. A wide range of food and good weather attracted many participants. Face Painting was one of the most popular attractions and many children had the opportunity to have their face painted however they wanted. Another part of the event that attracted many children was the Fire Engine and Police Car as well as being able to speak with the Police and Firemen.
There were also many musical performances by groups like Sava Charm, Promethidion, the Orchestra from Stalowa Wola and the Cheerleaders from Zaklikow.
Run2Fun not only prepared many fun activities for children, but also a Toy Sale which was organised to raise money for St Stanislaw Kostka’s Childrens Home in Czestochowa. £420 was raised by both the Raffle and the Toy Sale.
Special thanks to everyone that donated Raffle Prizes: Woburn Safari Park, Spizarnia u Damiana, the Polish House in Bedford, PBIC, Wuzet, Hairdresser-Stylist Kamil Arrran Skruch, Hairdresser-Stylist Miroslaw Glowczyk, QP Electronics, Katarzyna Kaczmarek and Wioletta Wysocka.
The power of all of the diverse attractions created a great atmosphere in which the children were always smiling and taking part in the different activities. All of this was possible thanks to our sponsors who we would like to thank with all our heart: The Polish Embassy in London, Profit Tree, Polish Village Bread, FCS Accident, Galloons and Kasztelan.
The owners of „Kasztelan” took time to make lovely gifts for the Children for which we are very grateful.
Special thanks to Izabela Photography, who took many beautiful pictures throughout the event. Thanks to her we will be able to look back at the memories created whenever we would like.
Everyone could have a taste of the great food like iced cream and grilled sausages that was prepared at the Family Picnic.
Parents and Carers were able to leave their children under the care of the Run2Fun organisers while having a tea or coffee with other adults. Many parents who were attracted by the lovely atmosphere took part in the activities with their children.
We had a great amount of support from the Polish Embassy in London which not only sponsored this event, but also gave us leaflets promoting the „Give your child your native language” campaign.
The Campaign was directed to Polish Parents and teachers outside of Poland. Its aim is to promote bilingualism and learning the Polish language. It is co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
Many thanks to PBIC’s and Goluch Events’ volunteers and workers who helped out with the organisation of the event in their spare time. We would like to thank you for spending your free time on cooperating with us to create such a positive atmosphere. We hope we will see you all next year.