Every year from November to December Family Fun Days are held all around New Zealand. Family Fun Days are local community events funded by local businesses. They are a great day out for children in care, joined by other deserving children who have had a tough start to life and biological children of foster and whānau caregivers. This encourages everyone to get together with their families for an exciting fun time together in a safe environment.
Feedback about previous Family Fun Day Events:
My son and I were lucky enough to be given tickets by my support worker to go to this event held today at the aquatic centre based in Richmond, Nelson. Our situation is that I am a single mother with a ten year old son, and I have ongoing chronic mental health conditions which are regularly monitored by the local hospital. I have had CYF (Oranga Tamariki) involvement as well. We would not have been able to attend this celebration if not given TWO tickets to this event, as I am a beneficiary with not much available money. I took my son, and together we had a really good time. My son had a swim and chased the clow around for lollies. We ended our day with a lovely sausage and bread with a drink. It was a really nice combination.” JD, 17 Sept 2011, Nelson.
“I wish to thank you for the pool party here in Napier. The kids had a great time and it was a real treat being able to use the slides!” WR foster carer, 19 Dec 2011, Napier.
“Our little ones did not want to leave! Thank you to all of the businesses that made this day possible for all the children and their caregivers.” Foster carer, Dec 2012, Bay of Plenty.
If you know of a local business that might want to provide funding for Family Fun Days or are interested in supporting these events, please contact us!