Connecting at North West Family Day

On Saturday, the North West Family Day was held at the Diamond Valley Miniature Railway in Eltham, and again was an absolute hit.

There were a record 104 families registered for the day and despite the rather cold spring conditions 74 people attended. With 5 volunteers and two Family Support Practitioners, Kevin Carlin and Puchi Stern, the day ran smoothly with nothing but meaningful and happy memories being made.

Cake Angels once again provided a multitude of magnificent cupcakes which were enjoyed by all, especially the kids.

The train was manned by the Diamond Valley volunteer crew, who did a fabulous job of running the trains from the commencement of the day at 11am, right up until the fruition at 2.30pm. Trains did not stop and families appeared to really enjoy the rides as evidenced by many smiling faces.

A BBQ lunch was provided and families had the opportunity to sit down have lunch and mingle with one another, getting to know new faces and reminiscing with the familiar ones too. The coffee van provided hot drinks, this was very popular and once again Fairy Mary did a divine job painting children’s faces.

 Our family days give those we support an opportunity to connect with others in similar situations, and enjoy themselves in a fun, social and welcoming environment.

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