Brothers Tre, 8, and Tyrese Gleeson, 6, with letters to the Easter Bunny.
Brothers Tre, 8, and Tyrese Gleeson, 6, with letters to the Easter Bunny.

Red Cross event is filled with family fun

WITH a jumping castle, a free sausage sizzle, face painting and games, Warwick families couldn't have asked for more at Saturday's Red Cross Family Fun Day.

Swarms of children and parents enjoyed a relaxed afternoon of activities at the event, which was held at the back of the Guy St premises.

The day aimed to promote family service programs available in the district.

"I think it went really well. It was the first one and it seemed really popular," manager Mel Patterson said.

"We would love to have another if there is a desire in the community."

THE TEAM: Joanne McKinnon, Kay Jones, Graeme English, Jenny Stark, Margaret Carden, Michelle Stook, Carmel Hayden, (front) Mel Patterson and Chris Steel.
THE TEAM: Joanne McKinnon, Kay Jones, Graeme English, Jenny Stark, Margaret Carden, Michelle Stook, Carmel Hayden, (front) Mel Patterson and Chris Steel. Kirstin Payne

 

During the event the Red Cross raised more than $300 at their pop-up store and also snagged a few new volunteers.

"Half a dozen new members signed up but people can volunteer any time," Ms Patterson said.

Lions volunteers also assisted at the event, providing a free sausage sizzle to all.

However it seemed the craft area was the real highlight for those who attended.

Brothers Tre and Tyrese were some of the many children squeezed along the benches of the popular table.

"The Red Cross gave us letters to send to the Easter Bunny," Tyrese said, as he offered up his colourful work, a fist full of crayons in hand.

Those who are keen to donate time to the Red Cross can apply via Seek Volunteer at volunteer.com.au.

Genevieve, 12, Tiffany, 10, and Vickie Walker find a bargain.
Genevieve, 12, Tiffany, 10, and Vickie Walker find a bargain.


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