Charity sing-a-long success

A CHILDREN’S sing-a-long event in Wigan raised more than £1,000 for two charities which support people with life threatening conditions.

Hope Sure Start Children’s Centre, in Marus Bridge, organised FunBox Fun Day, a signing and singing event to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Derian House. FunBox Jo led the session, aided by her mascot Freddy and £1,115 was raised, with more donations expected.

Joanne of Funbox Jo with her daughter Ella Scruton and Freddie the Frog showing the sign for mummy

Joanne of Funbox Jo with her daughter Ella Scruton and Freddie the Frog showing the sign for mummy

And as well as a host of fun, parents of children who were supported by each of the charities, spoke of the work they do. Lisa McOwat, of Billinge, discussed how the cystic fibrosis affects her five-year-old daughter, Bethan, and her son, Oliver, one.

She said: “The event was fantastic, lots of people were there and most wore green. There was an hour of non-stop signing and the children were very good at it. I spoke about how my children have been affected by cystic fibrosis. They are both doing really well and both are on medication. It is vital to help CF Trust raise funds as it does research and can help find revolutionary drugs.”