Photo's courtesy of Megan Thornton Photography
Local charity Annabelle’s Challenge hosted their first family fun day at Bury Football Club last Saturday along with taking the opportunity to also launch their partnership with the club for the new season.
The family fun day including bouncy castles, assault courses and live entertainment during the afternoon with 4,000 visitors to the ground. The charity is named after Brandlesholme six-year-old Annabelle Griffin, who suffers from VEDS, a condition that puts her at daily risk of her internal organs and arteries spontaneously rupturing.
Parents Jared and Sarah Griffin, of Wilby Close, have worked tirelessly to boost the charity’s profile and recently partnered with Bury FC to help develop this further in the local community.
Jared “The launch of our first family fun day at Bury FC was a great success and an opportunity to raise awareness of vascular EDS, the support from the local community was fantastic”
A total of £875 was raised on the day and further events at the club are being planned during the rest of the season.
Daniel Bowerbank, Bury FC Commercial Department “The family fun day was a great success and was a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of Annabelle’s Challenge, we are looking to continue to host several events throughout the season to build on the close Partnership we have with Jared and Sarah. The support from the fans and community is fantastic and we will look to continue to grow the profile of the charity over the season.“
The charity was also presented with a cheque for £220 by local artist and Bury FC supporter Paul Fox, Paul recently auctioned two paintings to help raise awareness and funds for Annabelle’s Challenge.
Jared “It was a lovely gesture of Paul to donate two paintings to raise funds for our charity which was accepted on behalf of the charity by Annabelle”.
Thank you to Paul Fox of Foxys Sport Art Work Pauls Acrylic Canvas Paintings for the amazing donation of £220 to Annabelle's Challenge charity and also to all the supporters who attended our first family fun day at Bury Football Club helping to raise awareness of vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
From all the team at Annabelle's Challenge for Vascular EDS we thank everyone for their continued support.