Northamptonshire family to host giant charity family fun day

Jane Brawn taking part in another charity event
Jane Brawn taking part in another charity event
  • Family members will be taking on charity challenges throughout the day, including a haircut and leg wax
  • Northamptonshire Fire and Police services and CBM Motorsport will be bringing special vehicles for visitors to explore
  • A band and DJ have volunteered to put on an evening disco so all proceeds can be donated to charity

Whether volunteering to help out on the day or perform daring feats in front of visitors, all members of a family in Little Irchester are getting involved to host a fundraising family fun day.

Jane Brawn, a mother-of-two of London Road, is hoping the event she has organised at the Irchester Working Men’s Club on July 4 will raise at least £1,000 to split between Macmillan Cancer Support and the Little Princess Trust.

All the Brawns are taking part in the family fun day: Abbie (right) will be donating her hair to make wigs for children with cancer

All the Brawns are taking part in the family fun day: Abbie (right) will be donating her hair to make wigs for children with cancer

The 25-year-old, who regularly takes part in charity challenges, said: “It started when my nine-year-old daughter, Abbie, said she wanted to donate her hair to the Little Princess Trust, after they provided a wig for one of her school friends who suffers from cancer.

“We thought we would sponsor her and at the same time hold a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan, who supported both my husband’s uncle and my nan when they were ill with cancer.

“The club then said we could use the venue to do as much as we want and the ideas started to snowball from there.”

As well as Abbie’s haircut on the day, which has already raised more than £200 in sponshorhip, Mrs Brawn’s brother-in-law Nicky will be having his legs waxed and will dress up as a woman for further donations.

The event just keeps getting bigger and bigger

Jane Brawn

During the day, which starts at 1pm, there will be an opportunity to climb aboard Northamptonshire Fire Service and Northamptonshire Police vehicles, as well as dragster race cars from CBM Motorsport.

Special guests from Northamptonshire Monkey Sanctuary will also be making an appearance and there will be a raffle, barbecue and tea, coffee and cakes for sale.

In the evening, the club will transform into a family disco, with music provided free by Bedfordshire’s Disco Dave and Milton Keynes-based band Fixed Bayonets.

“We just wanted to give something back,” said Mrs Brawn, “and the event just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

“I have been planning it since February and I am really pleased with how it is shaping up.

“Every penny raised through sponsorships, tickets and donations on the day will go to the charities.

“Our aim is to raise £1,000 so that we can give a round £500 to each charity, but to raise even more would be brilliant.

“The whole family would really like to thank everyone who has volunteered to get involved, and everyone in advance who is planning on coming along and supporting us on the day – we really appreciate it.”

Admission to the daytime event is free and tickets for the evening disco are £4 for adults, £2 for children and under-twos go free.

Further information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

To donate online in advance to Abbie Brawn’s hair cut, visit the Virgin Money Giving site.