Charity fun day raises money for child brain tumour appeal in memory of Northampton boy Alfie Thomas

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A Gold Mile sponsored walk and a teddy bear’s picnic are among the events set to take place at a special charity community day later this month.

Alfie’s Day at Hunsbury Park is due to take place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, May 23 and will play host to a number of activities.

The event, which honours six-year-old Alfie Thomas who sadly died of a progressive brain tumour, will be a fun day to raise awareness of ‘DIPG, Paediatric Brain Tumours’.

All money raised from Alfie’s Day at Hunsbury Park will go to The Brain Tumour Charity – Alfie’s Journey Fund in Alfie Bears memory.

The day will kick off with ‘The Gold Mile’ Sponsored Walk at 10am. The walk will take place around West Hunsbury Country Park, with children accompanied by special guests including The Hunsbury Bear.

Kids taking part will be awarded a special medal by Elsa from Frozen, portrayed by Kelly’s Princess Parties.

Steven Green, from Treasured Momentz Photography and Harry from h100 event photography, will be there on the day taking photographs.

The walk is suitable for all ages and abilities; and will be marshalled by volunteers from the Friends of Hunsbury Park.

Information packs and sponsorship forms can be collected at The Hill Shop in Camp Hill, with a £1 charge going to the charity.

The walk will be followed by ‘Alfie Bear’s Picnic’ in the park, while other guests will include Fireman Sam and Mickey & Minnie Mouse.

The walk is suitable for all ages and abilities and will be marshalled by volunteers from the Friends of Hunsbury Park

Organisers of Alfie’s Day at Hunsbury Park

Train rides provided by the Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway will take place throughout the day, while NIRT will also be putting on a historical walk and a bear hunt.

Other attractions will include a fire engine and police car, an ice cream van, bouncy castles, adult sumo wrestling, face painting, a raffle, cakes stalls, tombola and craft stalls, hook-a-duck, stocks, fete games and much more.

The organisers behind the event have pulled in some unique help to publicise it - from the leaders of the country’s biggest political parties.

Vidoes featuring David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage - or at least someone who looks like them - have been produced to back the charity.

The Miliband and Farage productions also feature Alfie’s brothers, Tyronne and Ryan.

In the videos, each political leader says the phrase, “when I’m not running for prime minister, I’m running for Alfie Bear’s Journey” before galloping off into the distance.

They can be seen on YouTube:

Miliband: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT3Gbb8jkIM

Clegg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTQwnP-k-_E

Cameron: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTFYW5r-w30

Farage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gramsp_nFV4