This is one very big event and if you want to see some very excited, special children then you do not have to go much further than Exeter Airport on Sunday 16th July. This is something that money could not buy. The CHSW has asked if we could help make it a bit more fun and maybe put on a bit of an old fashioned fete, something like the Dartington Crystal Mini Show for anyone that can remember that. So can anyone help make it a bit more fun any ideas need to know asap.

On the 16th July we will be holding our annual Goodridge Fly Day at Exeter Airport. Families from Little Bridge House and Charlton Farm, as well as from CLIC Sergeant and MND are invited to enjoy a once in a life time flight experience. We are able to use two airport hangers and local pilots donate their time, private planes and fuel to take the families on a flight above Exeter and the beautiful surrounding countryside.

We’d love to invite you down for the day and ask for your support to deliver a truly precious memory for the families. We have music, face painting, karaoke etc. already booked but thought this year we could create a mini fete environment. If any Friends Groups would like to be involved and organise a fete game for the day then please let me know – it’s a really unique opportunity to engage with lots of the families that you so passionately and generously support.

As the day is free for our families, we would not be charging the children to partake in any of the games – it’s purely to add to the wonderful experience of the day. Things like a lucky dip, coconut shy, hook a duck etc. would all be prefect – but please feel free to get creative!

We would love to have 4 or 5 Friends Groups there to each run a stand. Ideally the groups will need to be self-sufficient – bring their own marquee, fete game and small prizes (sweet / chocolate etc. would be fine.)

We will also be running a catering tent – tea’s, coffee’s and biscuits in the morning and then an afternoon tea later in the day. If any of the Friends Group would rather help with serving the tea’s & coffees that would also be fantastic, ideally we need about 4 people.

If you would like to be involved in this wonderful day then kindly let us know as soon as you can so we can plan the day and what each Friends Group would be able to  run. We’re just waiting to hear the specific timings for the day, but will likely be around 9am to 4pm. As we have to work around the timings of the airport and the flights leaving that day, I will be able to give you more specific timings closer to the day.

We would love to see you there, any questions please do let us know.