On Thursday the 21st of November, the PCT and KidsOut provided over 200 tickets to disadvantaged children and their carer’s from the London and South East area as part of our Fun Days project.
The children came from Women’s Refuges in the London Boroughs, children with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, downs syndrome and cerebral palsy. They ranged in age from 0 – 18 and approximately 50 of the children came from Norwood.
The tickets provided the children access to endless rides and attractions which included; London’s largest outdoor ice rink, Zippos Circus, a Giant Observation Wheel, Funfair rides, exhilarating roller coasters and Santa Land.
The experience of Winter Wonderland brought a smile on the children’s faces and let them know someone cares. In particular, the children that had recently been affected by domestic violence and abuse, it provided them with some happy memories when they needed it most. One refuge worker said "I just want to thank the PCT and KidsOut, for the effort and dedication in organizing the Winter Wonderland Fun Day Hyde Park outing. It was a wonderful and exciting activity. Families, children and young people had an amazing and unforgettable time."
The PCT aims to provide children who have been living in distress, the fun experiences they really deserve. Another refuge worker also said
With thanks to the generosity of individuals and companies we were able to hand out presents to the children to add to an already magical experience. For the refuge children, the presents gave the children something they could call their own, so thank you to all who donated, because, as our Chairman Gordon Moulds said
All of us at the PCT are so proud of the event’s success, it is a great example of the work we do to improve children’s lives. We hope that this time next year we can offer the wonderland experience to even more children.
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