Kellyfest to support cancer teens
GET set for Kellyfest – a fun day out for all the family at the Worplesdon Memorial Hall grounds next Sunday afternoon (September 17) to raise money for the Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Service (TYAC) at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
Kelly’s Storage, a family run business in Guildford for 80 years, has a young member of staff who benefited from TYAC support.
Now its charity wing, Kelly’s Storage, wants to raise at least £3,000 to pay for an outdoor activity weekend in the Welsh countryside for 10 young people with cancer.
TYAC counsellor Merry Gibbons said: “We aim to provide a different but effective way of supporting our patients’ psychological wellbeing by getting them away from the hospital and socialising with other young people experiencing cancer.
“In doing so it takes them out of their comfort zone, enabling them to re-build their confidence, self-esteem and resilience.”
The Worplesdon day will feature live music, Punch & Judy, stalls and activities for all ages – and plenty of refreshments.
Dodgeball, a bouncy castle, hair and glitter bars and a craft tent will keep the youngsters happy and a Tug of War will see members of the public pitting their strength against the Kelly’s Storage staff team.
Entrance to the event area will be by voluntary donation (suggested £6, under 12s £2).
Moira Martin, director of Kelly’s Storage Charity Events, said: “Our approach is quite unique.
“We organise and pay for fundraising sporting events and because we deduct no costs, every penny raised goes to our charity partners.
“So far we have raised over £300,000 through walks, runs and cycles but this is our first KellyFest. We are excited to be putting on such a fun event and at the same time raising money for a charity that provides such an amazing service within our local community.”