Fund-raising picnic to be held in Northampton in memory of boy who died of rare brain tumour

A fund-raising picnic will be held in a Northampton park to raise money for a charity set up in memory of a six-year-old who died as the result of a rare brain tumour.

Friday, 8th July 2016, 6:29 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:52 pm
Alfie Thomas, aged six, died after suffering from a rare brain tumour

For the second year running, the Alfie Bear’s Picnic will be held at Hunsbury Hill Country Park in aid of Alfie’s Journey Fund (The Brain Tumour Charity).

Alfie Thomas passed away in June 2014 after a brave battle with an inoperable brain tumour called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).

The charity picnic, from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, July 30, will include a barbecue, music, mega slide, zorb balls, old-fashioned penny arcade, popular characters including the Hunsbury bear, stalls, fete games and an ice cream van.

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The Royal Blue Lancers Majorettes will also be putting on a special display and popular children’s entertainer ‘Just Karen’ will be doing a bubble display and circus skills for the children.

100 themed lunch trays (including lunch) have been donated for the first 100 children who attend the picnic with a teddy bear.

Alfie Bear’s picnic is free entry to the public.

For more information about the charity go to