FAMILIES with children suffering from life-limiting illnesses took over Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park for a fun-packed day organised by Kingswood-based children’s charity Jessie May.
A total of 35 families were given complimentary passes to have free roam of the park and its attractions.
Chris Roys, chief executive at Jessie May, said: “The annual family fun day is a key event in the Jessie May calendar where all of our families have the chance to come together and experience something out of the normal day-to-day.
“To be able to hold it at Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park again this year meant that we could offer our families a day of fun-filled variety, distracting them from the stresses and worries that they have in their lives, and we are so thankful to everyone involved whose hard work made it our best event yet.”
Avon Valley CEO Doug Douglas said: “Jessie May is a charity that we are proud to have a long-standing relationship with, and who we love to continue to support and work with. We hope that the family fun day helped to put smiles on the faces of the children, and that all the families were able to take away some precious memories.”
The charity’s nurses provide vital respite care and emotional support to local families caring for a terminally ill child, as well as end of life care and bereavement support for up to five years after a child has died.