Easter ‘egg-stravaganza’ at Oakfield Park

Easter ‘egg-stravaganza’ at Oakfield Park
Childhood Cancer Foundation is inviting families to a charity event for all the family on Easter Monday at Oakfield Park, Raphoe.

Childhood Cancer Foundation is inviting families to a charity event for all the family on Easter Monday at Oakfield Park, Raphoe.

The event will raise funds for Childhood Cancer Foundation and will feature Easter-themed activities including an egg trail, face painting and a balloon artist, as well as train rides around the park and a visit from Emerald Garrison, Ireland’s premier Star Wars costuming club. There will be a vintage-themed tea tent for grown-ups and home-baked goods, perfect for an Easter picnic.

Sir Gerry Robinson of Oakfield Park said, “It is wonderful to host the Childhood Cancer Foundation’s Easter Eggstravaganza at Oakfield Park. This is a children’s cancer charity, set up by the parents of children who have been or are being treated for cancer in order to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

“A cancer diagnosis at any age is awful but when a child is diagnosed with cancer it has a ripple effect on their whole community,” he said.

He said the foundation “want to take some of the fear that comes with a cancer diagnosis away from families, and that is a worthy goal.” Childhood Cancer Foundation was launched last Feb. 15th, International Childhood Cancer Day, and their goal is to improve the experience of those affected by childhood cancer during and after treatment, and to assist in funding research to ultimately find a cure.

“The team from Childhood Cancer Foundation have been working with our staff for the past few months to organise a fun-packed family day regardless of the weather, and between activities families can enjoy the lovely surroundings of Oakfield Park,” Sir Gerry said.