Rotary Club thanks supporters for enabling KidsOut day
THE 26th annual Rotary KidsOut day took about 400 children with special needs and their carers to Chessington World of Adventures last Wednesday.
Walton Rotary Club raised around £5,000 for the day out, taking children from Walton Leigh School, Woodlands School in Leatherhead and from Manor Mead School – the first time the Shepperton primary pupils had taken part.
Walton Rotarian Peter Blom said: “I am absolutely delighted with the generous fundraising of more than £5,000.
“It was spent on this fantastic day out for all these children with special needs.”
Mayor of Elmbridge Tannia Shipley and her husband, Nigel, joined the merriment at Chessington.
Mr Blom said: “They arrived at 10am, made a tour and got a good idea what was happening.
“They then met some of the children and carers and had lunch together in one big room with all the children and their carers and teachers in the Aztec Hotel, which did a fantastic job in providing the service and facilities.
“Many thanks to the Chessington World of Adventures for looking after us.”
Rotary clubs across the country collectively take up to 25,000 disadvantaged children on a fun day out each year as part of this scheme.
Pupils from Walton Leigh School enjoyed their Kids Out Day at Chessington.