The Blakeman family decided that their 70th anniversary in business was the ideal opportunity to bring back their annual family fun for the first time since 2019.
Organised by the Blakemans Improvement Group (BIG), the day was open to all Blakemans staff, their friends and families and aimed to raise money for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) in memory of Dave Barlow, a colleague and friend who sadly passed away at just 30 years of age.
The day consisted of bouncy castles, face painting, balloon modelling, live music, wellie wanging, a bake-off competition and an art competition for the kids. The highlight of the day was the team challenge, which saw contestants competing in sumo wrestling, a bungee run, a sack race, cup stacking, a sausage and spoon race and culminating in a very eventful relay race.
Anna Birks, Marketing Manager and Chair of BIG said:
“I can’t believe how well it went, even the weather behaved for us. It was fab to see all of the staff and their families having fun together and the money we managed to raise was amazing. I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped to make the day a success, with special mentions to our incredible suppliers for their generosity and to Dave’s family who stayed all day and helped out so much”