Bracknell residents support Teddy Bears Picnic
25th June 2018 Posted in Community News
Adults and under 5s gathered at Jocks Lane recreation ground on Wednesday 20th June for another successful Teddy Bears Picnic, organised by Bracknell Town Council.
Prospect Estate Agents supported the raffle with a £50 prize and also estate agent signs at the entrance to the park. “Thank you for your ongoing support,” said Bracknell Town Mayor Cllr Sandra Ingham as the cheque was presented.
Bracknell Town Council was also delighted with the assistance provided by McDonalds Bracknell whose volunteers welcomed the event visitors.
Easthampstead’s Rectory Nursery made a gift of an enormous soft bear to Bracknell Town Council. “We are simply delighted by this gesture,” said Bracknell Town Mayor Cllr Sandra Ingham who, during the course of the afternoon, supported fundraising activities for specific Youth Programmes at South Hill Park.
The Pines Pre-School, Hanworth closed for the day so that parents could attend the Teddy Bears Picnic with their little ones. “The Teddy Bears Picnic is such a lovely occasion and with children growing up so quickly it is good to spend quality time like this together,” said Sandra Foston, Pre-School Manager of The Pines.
Home-Start Bracknell Forest attended the Picnic event, dressed in their warm orange tones. A local charity, Home-Start offers parent to parent support to families who are struggling with such issues as isolation, sickness, mental health issues, domestic abuse, difficult relationships or disability and have at least one child under 5. Invaluable help and support enables these families to get back on track.
Also at the Teddy Bears Picnic was Buggy Fit who run postnatal exercise classes. “Mums delight in our classes. They get back in shape while spending time with their baby and Dads who do not feel comfortable at playgroups also enjoy our buggy runs. We offer not just exercise but support, fun and friendship,” said Gilly Cook.
Bracknell Forest Recycling helped parents to get clarity over what we can now recycle at the kerbside while the children drew designs on long life bags.
Little Kickers football club had a steady stream of young strikers and the fairground rides and swing boats were popular attraction.