Hatton's Big Help Out - Charity event.
Military fun at Hatton
Hatton Country World is to host a large charity event ‘Hatton’s Big Help Out – Help For Happiness!’ on Monday 8 May from 11am as part of the celebrations around His Majesty’s Coronation. The event hopes to raise awareness of volunteering in the UK, show people how they can volunteer and make a difference in their communities, all in line with the Kings ‘Big Help Out’ national initiative on the 8 May.
The event is being run by a large team of volunteers who have donated their time and services to help raise as much money as possible for three amazing and worthwhile charities. Arabella Arkwright will be signing the Armed Forces Covenant, thereby committing Hatton to support military personnel where possible with employment opportunities. Colonel, The Lord James Percy 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers is also attending to sign the Armed Forces covenant as is Warwickshire’s Lord Lieutenant, Tim Cox.
Visitors can enjoy a whole host of activities including target paint-ball shooting, a dog show with four different fun categories, tug-of-war competition, military vehicles & military village with a recruitment drive, laser combat, music from a Fusilier Band, zorbing, tug-a-war, foam party, village fete activities, and a performance from the Three Roses Homes. There will also be live music and stalls selling street food.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Three Roses Homes, a residential care home for adults with learning disabilities in Worcestershire, SSAFA (the Armed Forces Charity) and Scotty’s Little Soldiers (charity for bereaved military children). The Three Roses Homes is particularly close to the hearts of Arabella and Johnnie Arkwright who own Hatton. Johnnie’s brother ‘Thomas’ has Downs Syndrome and resides at the care home. Thomas, 65, is a regular visitor at Hatton and likes to help out at the Farm, never missing a day there when he visits his family. The money raised will help towards the cost of a mini-bus and wheelchairs to transport the residents on day trips.
Thomas and Arabella
Arabella Arkwright, co-owner of Hatton Country World said, “The three charities we have chosen are important to us, especially the Three Roses Homes. Thomas, along with the other residents regularly visit Hatton and we have enormous love for them. We want to be able to help such a caring and loving home. Everyone who has helped put ‘Hatton’s Big Help Out – Help for Happiness’ together has been so incredibly generous, and we hope as many people as possible come along to support this very special event”.
Tickets start from just £5 and must be booked online. To enter each category at the dog show is £5 and to enter a team of six into the Tug of War is £45. For more information and to book tickets please visit https://hattonworld.com/hattons-big-help-out/