Great charity fun day for autism charities

Lucas Orminski of Sleaford bungee jumping at the family fun day at Sleaford Rugby Club in aid of Autism. EMN-150106-111819001
Lucas Orminski of Sleaford bungee jumping at the family fun day at Sleaford Rugby Club in aid of Autism. EMN-150106-111819001

Donna Rowland came up with the idea for the hugely popular Sleaford Autism Family Fun Day held on Saturday.

Adrian Graham of Sleaford with his Aldabra tortoises Bonnie and Trojan was a popular attraction. EMN-150106-111713001

Adrian Graham of Sleaford with his Aldabra tortoises Bonnie and Trojan was a popular attraction. EMN-150106-111713001

She said via Facebook: “Thank you so much to all that turned out to support us, to the businesses that supported us and the team of volunteers that made it run so smoothly, we can’t thank you enough.”

Donna thanked Sleaford Rugby Club for providing the venue, Tesco for providing volunteers and prizes and The Barge and Bottle for hosting meetings. The day featured a car boot sale, fun fair, stalls, live music, dance troupe and gymnastics performances, archery, falconry, vintage vehicles, a fly past, five a side football tournament and dancing dogs. A major fundraiser was a 175ft bungee jump with over 50 people being sponsored to take the plunge.

Proceeds from the day will go to the National Autistic Society and the local charity Grantham Autistic Information Network (GAIN). A lot of the organisers have autistic children. Mrs Rowland said it was “overwhelming” to know such community support for charities.

Sleaford Gymnastics Club member performtheir routine for crowds. EMN-150106-111649001

Sleaford Gymnastics Club member performtheir routine for crowds. EMN-150106-111649001