On Saturday 13th July 2013 the second annual charity fun day was organised in memory of Sam Wright by friends and family. The event was really well attended with some very important special guests and it raised a wonderful £5,000 for CRY.
“After a successful fundraising fair at Woodlands School in April 2012, the Friends of Sam Wright committee decided that it would become an annual event.
Saturday 13th July 2013 promised to be a day filled with fun and excitement, and lots of sunshine at Woodlands School in Allestree, Derby. With the bar and the BBQ at the ready on the front lawn, and stalls of every kind set up inside the school hall, our event was officially opened by the Mayor of Derby at 10:00am.
Crowds turned up in their hundreds to enjoy the weather and the festivities along with it, which included a bouncy castle, an outdoor laser-tag game, a ‘sponge the teacher’ game and many other activities.
Derby County Football Club mascot Rammie made an appearance, as well as Paralympian and Olympic Torch-Bearer Leon Taylor, for photo opportunities. We had various acts and entertainers performing throughout the day, including some of Sam’s friends from school.
To finish off a busy day of fundraising and enjoyment, we drew the raffle, which had over 60 prizes! Top prizes included an iPad Mini, signed Olympic merchandise and Derby County merchandise.
We were so pleased to announce the next day that we had raised £5,000 for CRY, and a further £1,000 to be used by the school for the purchase of a life-saving defibrillator.”