A group of young fundraisers were treated to a special party at Safari MK on Thursday to say thank you for taking part in the Willen Hospice Mini Moo Scooterthon.
The event, which took place in May, raised more than £12,000 for the charity. All children who raised more than £100 in scoot sponsorship were invited to the exclusive event where they were presented with certificates and prizes. They also had the chance to play together and meet mascots Florence the Cow and Charlie Monkey.
The party was also a chance to launch the Hospice’s Summer Scooterthon, a brand new event that will take place at Silverstone race track on Wednesday 1 August. Starting at 7pm, the Scooterthon will be a chance for children aged 3-11 to take a spin on their mini wheels around the Stowe Circuit, at the home of the British Grand Prix.
Events Fundraiser, Gemma Cantwell, said: “Our Mini-Moo Scooterthon was such a success. Our party was a chance to say thank you to all the children who did so well by raising significant sponsorship money, which makes such a difference to the care we provide.
“Following its success, we are so excited to be taking Scooterthon to Silverstone. This is a chance for even more children to get involved, help their local Hospice, and get to ride on the same track as famous racing driving icons such as Lewis Hamilton. We can’t wait!”
Entry for the Summer Scooterthon is £10 and tickets can be booked at www.willen-hospice.org.uk/scooterthon
The charity needs to raise £4.7 million from the local community every year to ensure they can continue to offer end of life care to patients in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. Events like Scooterthon are a great way for the public to support the Hospice.