'Fabulous Family Funday' back today!

Futcher Family Fun Day 2016 8 (Spencer Mulholland)

7:06am 19th May 2018

Salisbury Hospice could get an extra £5,000 of funding today (Saturday May 19th), thanks to a 'Fabulous Family Funday'.

It takes place from 12.00 midday - 11.00pm, outside Salisbury Rugby Club.

For the fifth year, the funday is going ahead to raise money in memory of Lyn Futcher who was cared for by the Hospice.

Greig (pictured bottom left), Lyn's husband, helped to come up with the idea: 

 

Lyn Futcher Family Fun Day 2017 (Spencer Mulholland)

 

"My wife passed unfortunately after a battle with cancer at Salisbury Hospice and the way the nurses up there look after her but not only her - me and our three children, was second to none.

"I just felt that I had to give something back because they gave so much of their time and they were just fantastic - I needed to give something back to them."

Over the past four years, they've raised nearly £20,000 for the charity and hope to give them another £5,000 this year. 

"We're up to £19,000 for the last four years so if we can get another five or six, I'll be really pleased.

"We're just trying to grow it a bit each year, make it a better experience each year and make sure there is something for everybody."

Futcher Family Fun Day 2016 3 (Spencer Mulholland)
WHAT'S ON:

The day kicks off with a 7-a-side football tournament, alongside a Beer & Cider Festival.

Lyn Futcher Family Fun Day 2017 (Spencer Mulholland)
Last year's football tournament winners, The Savages.

The funday is part of 'Salisbury Live' this year, featuring live music from bands in and around Salisbury.

Greig says there's something for everyone.

"We have 14 different beers, we have pimms, we have prosecco, there's a BBQ, face-painting, candy floss, bouncy castles, punch and judy...and plenty more."

 

Futcher Family Fun Day 2016 9 (Spencer Mulholland)
This years event will be part of Salisbury Live

FREE TO GO ALONG:

It doesn't cost a penny to go to the event, Greig and the other organisers ask that you just donate a little to their cause.

Salisbury Hospice need nearly £2.3million a year to run, which helped almost 1000 people last year.

Money goes towards nursing and medical care, emotional and practical support, welfare advice, occupational and physiotherapy, complementary therapies, spiritual care and creative activities.

To find out more about the event, click here.

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