In 2015, Leicester Racecourse’s ‘Family Fun Day’ was a huge success. This is why they chose to recreate an event that was even bigger and better for 2016, whilst supporting local charity LOROS.
LOROS Hospice, one of the Racecourse’s chosen charities for 2016, brought their ‘Slip n Slide’ – Leicester’s first giant water slide - feature to the day, in hope of raising significant funds for the charity. Rob Bracken, General Manager at the Racecourse, welcomed the opportunity to involve LOROS and encourage the fundraising activity.
”Our Family Fun Day aims to be a great day out for the whole family, and if we can raise money for LOROS as well, then that’s brilliant. As one of our chosen charities for 2016, we were delighted to be able to support them through a fun and exciting day out.”
Events Lead at LOROS, Laura Betts, was excited to bring the ginormous Slip ‘n’ Slide to Leicester Racecourse.
“LOROS were delighted to once again be working with our Charity of the Year partners Leicester Racecourse, to bring something completely new and unique to the City. The LOROS Slip and Slide attraction, which was open to all Family Fun Day attendees on the day, raised funds specifically for our Hospice. The event raised just under £3,000 which could pay for almost 30 Community Nurse Specialists to visit patients in their own home, providing free care and support to patients and their family members.”
With 1735 adults attending on the day, it was a fantastic event all round.
The day was filled with racing, entertainment and various activities including, pony rides, fun run, inflatables, pole joust, gladiator arena and much more. The Leicester City Vs Man United match was also screened live at the Racecourse.