YOUNGSTERS and their parents can have festive fun and help raise money for a charity set up in memory of a loving grandma.
The Fun Factory play gym in Linthwaite is hosting a Christmas party tea on Sunday (December 16).
The party will raise money for Liz’s Legacy 2012 set up to remember Liz Tatlock who died suddenly of a heart attack in June aged 61.
The charity is run by Liz’s children Jo Walker, 37, of Meltham, and Daniel Tatlock, 37, of Golcar.
Jo, married to Paul, 38, has a daughter Ellie, three, while Daniel and wife Joanna, 30, have two sons Jacob, five, and two-year-old Joshua.
Jo said: “Mum would have loved to have taken her grandchildren to a Christmas party like this.
“We have been to the Fun Factory a few times and mum always enjoyed it.”
The party will include a festive tea, face-painting, children’s nail art and a chocolate tombola.
Proceeds will go to the charity which raises money for the British Heart Foundation’s Mending Broken Hearts Appeal.
Jo’s mum and great grandma died of heart attacks and investigations are being made into the possibility that she and daughter Ellie may be at risk.
The family took part in the Santa Dash in Huddersfield and recently raised money with a psychic supper.
A big charity golf day is planned at Outlane Golf Club on June 9 next year, the first anniversary of Liz’s death.
The charity was set up in September and Jo said: “It is our way of coping and working through the grieving process.
“Mum always said she wanted to devote her time to charity but never had the chance.
“The Christmas party tea won’t raise a huge amount of money but it’s something my mum would have loved.
“I hope as many people as possible come along and have a great time.”
The party runs from 4.30pm-6.30pm and tickets costing £6.50 are available from the Fun Factory on the Colne Valley Business Park in Linthwaite or by ringing Jo on 07775 914225.