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Burrs Country Park rubber duck derby a quacking day out
6:28pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
VISITORS went “quackers” at a special party in Burrs Country Park — when a rubber duck derby took to the water.
More than 500 people enjoyed the family fun day, which was inspired by the memory of a baby Lagan Katherine Anne Grant, above right, who was born with severe heart defects and died at the age of 15 weeks on April 26, 2011.
Her parents Carren Bell, formerly of Bradley Fold, and Barry Grant have established Lagan’s Foundation in her name to help other “heart families”, and Sunday’s event included the duck race, a coconut shy, fairground rides, climbing wall and a variety of stalls and foods from around the world.
The day was held to raise awareness of the charity and raise money to help train volunteers to support families practically and emotionally at home as well as establish a hospital liaison service.
Miss Bell, an ex-Derby High student, who has two other children Ceridwen, aged 11, and son Lochlyn, aged 17 months, said: “It went really well and we were really pleased with the turnout. And Lagan gave us good weather, thankfully “Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We wanted to hold the day to get the name of Lagan’s Foundation out there and to reach new people.
“We were really pleased as this was the first family fun day we’ve organised. Next year’s will be even bigger and better.”
Lagan’s Foundation is the UK’s only charity dedicated to providing help to parents in their own homes, whose babies are born with congenital heart defects (CHD) and/or have feeding difficulties.
The charity is 100 per cent donation-funded and helps families across the UK.
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