|Yellow Umbrella Day 2010|
A day of fun-filled activities to round off the summer in style
Chiswick Business Park is set to host its eighth annual Yellow Umbrella Day on Sunday 19 September 2010.
Yellow Umbrella Day is one of Chiswick’s largest annual charity events involving a day of fun-filled activities to round off the summer in style.
Although admission is free, once again the event is held to raise much needed funds for three local children’s charities and this year’s event promises to exceed last year’s efforts with even more exciting attractions planned.
Chiswick Park is extending a warm invitation to the community to take part in a whole host of activities including a range of fairground attractions, cookery classes, football workshops, giant scalextric, pony rides, arts and craft making, and many more activities. Live music will be provided by an Elvis tribute band, Suspiciously Elvis, and a BBQ, food stalls and bar will also be provided.
Central to the day will be special fundraising activities catering for all levels of ability. These include a gentle 5km walk, the ‘mini umbrella’ which should be achievable for most participants. Those with energy to burn and stamina to match may enter the ‘runbrella’, the 10km fun run. Chiswick Park also invites toddlers to participate in what will be known as the ‘woddle’ – a 10 metre version for smaller children. All activities begin and end at Chiswick Park and the circular route along the Thames allows walkers and runners to take in some of Chiswick’s best sights. To take part in both the run and the walk there is an administration fee of £10 per individual and £15 per family.
Yellow Umbrella Day promises to be a memorable family day out for visitors of all ages. Chiswick Park will also provide a special prize draw to win a selection of prizes, including an exclusive recording day at Teddington Studios, a guitar signed by Jack Johnson, and a private screening of a film for 54 people, courtesy of Paramount, which is based on-site at the park.
The three exceptionally worthy children’s organisations which will profit from Chiswick Park’s efforts are:
The Kids Cookery School
The Log Cabin
The Shooting Star Trust Children’s Hospice
Emma Jones at Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work, said: “Yellow Umbrella Day has become a staple favourite in the West London calendar, allowing the local community to gather together and enjoy a family day out whilst contributing to three worthy local causes. There really is something for everyone – from those wanting to join in one of the events to those who just want to relax and enjoy the entertainment – and it will all be helping raise money to help change a child’s life.”
The entertainment and the mini umbrella and runbrella all start at 11am on Sunday morning, but those competing in the events must register. Registration can be completed online at www.yellowumbrelladay.com or from 09:45am at the Park on the day of the event
September 9, 2010