Family Fun Day

'Aiming High' for Disabled Children & Young People in Staffordshire held a Family Fun Day at The Albrighton Trust site on Sunday 5 September.


Those families who were not put off by the wet weather had a great ime participating in a wide range of activities specifically structured for families with a family member with a disability.

 Staffordshire football association created a skills and penalty shot area on the ancient moat at Albrighton for youngsters who wished to improve their footballing skills.

Golf professional Craig Thomas used the Albrighton putting green to coach and provide guidance to visitors on how to play the game from either standing or seated position.



The Trust's Head Gardener, Peter, demonstrated propagating techniques and visitors were able to take their cuttings and seedlings home to nurture.

There were 'taster' angling sessions for all ages and awards were given to the 'most fish caught'. The under 12 award went to Harry Sanders, who caught 16 fish.


The junior award went to Keighley Alison  

who cuaght 6 fish.






The adult award went to Jasper Garratt who caught 3 fish.


The 'Biggest catch of the Day' went to Mark Cleeton, who caught a 4lb Mirror Carp, closely followed by his son Sam who caught a 3 1/2 Common Carp.

The awards were presented by Mark Fosbrook, former paralympian and twice British Indoor Rowing Champion and an inspiration to anyone with a disability. Mark is now the Aiming High Disability Sport & Physical Activity Officer.

The Craft sessions proved to be very successful, and many butterflies, ladybirds and fish were created, all of them unique.

Visitors also had the opportunity to do some divining, many were intriqued by how it worked but accepted that somethings can not be explained. 

We would like to thank the men from The Albrighton Fire Station who provided visitors with fire prevention and emergency evacuation procedures.




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