On Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th August, Nottingham based company, Mellors Group, partnered with children’s charities, The Toy Library and Gedling Play Forum, to bring together local children for an all-inclusive day out which offered a whole host of smiles and laughter.
The 200 children, all from the Nottingham area, were gifted a free trip to Ingoldmells theme park, Fantasy Island, to enjoy the 30 outdoor and indoor rides and attractions while also getting the experience of the seaside this summer. The youngsters and their parents were greeted by the likes of MP for Nottingham North, Alex Norris, and MP Vernon Coaker, as well as Mayor and Mayoress of Gedling Cllrs Peter and Sandra Barnes, before being waved off to embark on their exciting adventure at the famous theme park.
Speaking of the charity day out, Managing Director at Mellors Group, James Mellors Snr, said: “As a family-run entertainment company our biggest motivator is creating memories for families and putting smiles on children’s faces.
“With the school holidays in full swing, we know the little ones are looking for things to do and we wanted to roll out some free days out for kids in the Nottingham area to give the children from my hometown a glimpse of what we offer in Sunny Skegness. The ‘cost of living’ crisis is hitting everyone hard and It’s great to be able to help out where we can, and we cannot wait to host more charity days in the future.”
The Toy Library believes that every child benefits from belonging to a family and that every family benefits from belonging to a community. The charity’s main purpose is to work alongside and support children, families, and communities to develop, grow and thrive together.
Gedling Play Forum believe that children need and have the right to play in their communities. The charity supports the wider community to encourage family play, making memories, supporting learning and community cohesion.