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New patron of children's charity visits Crealy Adventure Park, Exeter
5:28pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in Devon
WELL-KNOWN author David Lawrence Jones put a smile on children’s faces when he visited Crealy Great Adventure Park in Exeter.
The man who penned the Bradley Baker adventure books has recently become the patron of Families for Children and the visit provided the perfect oportunity for children from the adoption agency to meet him.
Park managers had organised the meet-up to celebrate their continued links with the charity. Last year the business donated £7,500 worth of family passes to adoptive families so children and teenagers could enjoy a day out.
David said: “As a new patron for Families for Children, it was great to come and meet some of the adopted families.
“I first heard about the charity when I was doing a reading at Devon’s Crealy last November during their Halloweek and I have been keen to become involved with them ever since. It was only fitting that my first visit for the charity took place at Crealy.”
Ally Colton, Fundraiser for Families for Children said: "The relationship with Crealy has been fantastic and we are so happy we are able to continue it. We are thrilled that David has agreed to be one of our patrons, especially as it is a very special year at Families for Children as we have had a record number of adoptions.”
She added: “When larger families are adopted it is not always possible to keep the children together so we have had instances where siblings are able to come to Crealy and see their brothers and sisters and enjoy a day out together. It’s these stories that really make this relationship extra special.”
Chris Down, Chief Executive of Crealy Great Adventure Parks said: “We’re delighted to be able to continue to support Families for Children and welcome them to visit the Park. We’re looking forward to continue to build on the success of the past year.”
David Lawrence Jones will be reading again at this year’s Halloweek celebrations at Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park. Taking place during half term from Saturday October 26 to Saturday November 2, there will be fun for all the family with exciting games, a spooky magic show and a chance to meet the Crealy Witch in the ‘Land of Witches’.
On Hallowe'en itself, visitors will have the chance to meet the world’s friendliest ghost, Casper the Friendly Ghost who will be appearing at intervals throughout the day in the Show Dome. For further information and to book tickets visit www.crealy.co.uk or call 01395 233200.
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