The Teddy Bear Parachute Jump, held in aid of Save the Children at St Peter’s Church on Saturday 25th September, was a great success. Even the weather cooperated, giving us a warm, dry and mainly sunny afternoon.
Almost 100 children (and one grandma!) brought their teddies or other soft toys along with their homemade parachutes and registered to take part. There was an amazing array of parachutes made from everything you can think of including paper, polythene sheets, fabric, carrier bags, bubble wrap, balloons and even an umbrella!
The Church staff were fantastic in helping us launch the parachutes from the parapet. All toys made it down safely and luckily none got stuck in the trees!
The event raised an amazing £673 for Save the Children; this came from the registration fee for the parachuting bears and also from the sales of cakes, soft toys and Christmas cards.
It was wonderful to be able to organise a “live” event after such a long time and to see the smiling faces of the families who came along to take part or to watch. The atmosphere was lovely – maybe we should do it again sometime…
Thank you so much to everyone who helped make the event such a success!