Nicholls & Clarke hosts St George’s family fun day for charity
Published: 30 April, 2012
CHADWELL HEATH: On Saturday, 21 April, Nicholls & Clarke’s six-acre head office based in Chadwell Heath was transformed into a fun filled, community family fun day event to celebrate St George’s Day for the charity, Children Today.
As annual sponsors of Barking & Dagenham’s St George’s Day events, N&C hosted a themed fun day for the local community to enjoy. The event was not only held to celebrate the patriotic day, but to also raise donations for Children Today, a charity that raises funds to provide specialised equipment for children and young people with disabilities throughout the UK.
Their aim is to ensure that every disabled child and young person fulfils their potential and leads an active childhood. All donations made throughout the day went towards the charity.
The local Fire Brigade from Dagenham Fire Station were present on the day, allowing children to explore the engine. The team distributed free fire alarms to help raise awareness of fire safety.
Mayor Milton McKenzie was present at the event to show support and symbolically help place the final tile onto the large England Flag put together by local children on the day.
David Forbes, chief executive officer of the Nicholls and Clarke Group of Companies said, “We are delighted to be sponsoring the St George’s Day local community events for a third year running. St George’s day represents a time where the local community can get together and celebrate a wonderful occasion. As a British manufacturer, retailer and distributor, we are proud to be a part of it. As the turnout increasingly exceeds our expectations and with all the activities proving very popular, we anticipate the annual St George’s Day event to get bigger and bigger each year with more activities for all members of the family to enjoy.”