Just before my very recent jolly hol’s and before the Easter weekend itself, my local NCT Branch – Chorley & Leyland, held it’s Easter Fun Day. At just £1.50 per person (including refreshments) this day has long since proved to be fun and with the odd donation here and there to help raise funds – most activities are FREE though.
The event (as with others) is organised by the branch and there is always help and support throughout.
A raffle of a massive monster chocolate cake (the recipe is no secret – you just have to ask!)
and lots of toys and balloons on hand to keep the children entertained in between activities – and ‘some’ of the adults too :0)
After the children had their turn at the egg and spoon and nose nudging the eggs, the adults get to have a go and become a source of entertainment for all, as the competition gets stiff and bottoms are stuck up in the air – battle commences). It’s all good fun and makes for good photo shooting, while popular traditions are played out.
There were lots of home-baked cakes and yummies and the ‘fastly becoming famous’ chocolate cake that Helen (branch member) first produced and has happily handed down the recipe to many (hoping that they might take on making it for events), makes another appearance (made by Helen) as a raffle prize.
I entered the raffle twice with no intention of winning 1) because HonieDaddy and yours truly were currently in the more seriously strict stage of the diet and 2) We were heading to Canada and the US the very next day and didn’t fancy 3 hyper kids on a 20+ hour journey. Guess what? We won! So I offered it off to the highest bidder and escaped the ordeal 😮 I did happen to mention this in a recent post!
You could also guess the number of chocolate eggs in a jar for a small donation and win the entire jar (chocolates included, of course!).
HonieDaddy won the adult egg and spoon race and a Cadbury’s Creme Egg (still remains uneaten – astonishing willpower, not know before today).
I love attending NCT events, not just because I love to see familiar faces (some of whom have moved on since children have started school) or because we always have a great time, not only even because we raise fund for the NCT as a whole (as they are the UK’s largest parenting charity) but because the organising, attending and participation are all part of the networking that makes for great relationships and support that is essential to families bringing up young children.
For more information about the NCT, browse the website and to discover local family events, activities and a whole new group of friends with common goals, problems and interests, enter your postcode in ‘local branch’ and enter a new networking world.
Hope you enjoy the photies, I’ve added a few more for the slideshow ………..