Fourth Emergency Services Day raises thousands for children and young adults

The Donna Louise’s fourth Emergency Services Day has raised more than £5000 for the children, young adults and families who rely on the Trentham-based hospice.

Donna Louise’s fourth Emergency Services DayDespite the soggy start thousands of people turned out on Sunday (16 July) to enjoy the family fun day at Longton Park, sponsored by Stoke VW.

Throughout the day there were loads of demonstrations and activities from the emergency services, plus more than 30 stalls selling everything from Caribbean food and beauty products, to locally produced artwork.

The Donna Louise’s Challenge Events Manager, Nikki Wrench, said, “I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came out to support The Donna Louise on Sunday, especially the emergency services teams.

“The event takes months to plan and we had an early, and very wet, start to get everything ready on time but it was all worth it to see everyone having such a great time. The sun even came out after lunch to make it a really fun afternoon.”

Those attending the event were able to take advantage of park and ride facilities at the bet365 stadium thanks to First Buses who provided free transport.

Donna Louise’s fourth Emergency Services DayNikki added, “We’re so grateful to First Buses for their support. The park and ride facility is vital in helping the day run smoothly and getting everyone to Longton Park safely. I’d also like to thank all of The Donna Louise volunteers who helped out on the day – we really couldn’t do it without them.”

The money raised by the Emergency Services Day will make a huge difference to more than 200 children and young adults, and their families, from across Staffordshire and Cheshire, who rely on The Donna Louise for a wide range of care services.