A messy obstacle course, donkey rides and a giant ball pool were among the attractions at a fundraising event for children.
The day-long FitMess event was held at Christ the King, Stocks Bank Road, Mirfield, to raise hundreds of pounds for the Yorkshire Children’s Hospital Appeal.
The event was organised by Debbie Croft and Linda Swallow, who run regular Mini Me Time sessions for mothers and young children at venues in Mirfield and Cleckheaton. The organisation runs two classes – Mini Mess which allows children to explore and learn in a fun and messy way and Mini Fit, which introduces children to the world of sport and fitness.
Debbie said the FitMess event combined the two for the first time. “Both Mini Mess and Mini Fit are popular classes, so we couldn’t wait to see the children get stuck in.”
Linda said raising cash for the appeal made the event all the more special – and enabled Mini Me Time to give back to the families in the local community who relied on children’s hospices such as Forget Me Not at Bradley, Martin’s House at Wetherby and Bluebell Wood at Sheffield.