A couple of weeks ago, I (Teoni) headed to a family event celebrating the 20th Anniversary of The Brain Tumour Charity. This day is a family fun day, they had many events happening throughout the day, face painting, various fun races – including the egg and spoon race which I have to say I am a master at – and of course, a storytelling session from us! Plus wonderful hog roast and ice creams, what more could you ask for!
The day was a celebration of all the wonderful work that The Brain Tumour Charity do and the fantastic families that they help. The families that attended have all, at some point, been affected by a brain tumour in their lives, either through losing a child or relative, or are living with this life changing diagnosis.
However, this day was filled with positivity and was a truly uplifting day, I was so proud to be a part of this. I have nothing but admiration for these families for their strength, I couldn’t even imagine what they have been through.
The children who attended, and took part in our story, were just wonderful, playing characters, creating scenery and then getting up to tell their own stories using our Adventure Blocks. The stories they created were fantastic, in fact I may steal some of their ideas!
Children are so strong, they deal with things so much better than an adult, but they are still children, they need that fun, silliness and laughter that comes with being a child. This charity helps to make sure that doesn’t go away.
The staff, from The Brain Tumour Charity, are everything you would want in tough situations, warm, welcoming and full of positivity, what a fantastic group of people. Thank you for letting us be part of your day.