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Contact families enjoy theme park family day in the glorious sunshine

Friday 5th July 2019

Wandsworth Families Arrive At Thorpe Park


On the hottest day of the year so far, coaches headed off from our London offices, with our HemiHelp families joining us independently, for a family adventure at Thorpe Park.

Thanks to the generosity of the Penny Appeal donating tickets to us, we were able to offer 250 parents in London a day out at te theme park.

Families enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with each other and make new friends, try out new rides and take full advantage of the sandy beach area. The more experienced adventurers enjoyed the water rides first and managed to keep cool throughout the afternoon. The doughnuts also proved very popular! An exhausting and happy day came to an end with lots of sleepy contented people on the coach ride home.

Despite the heat, a great time was had by all! New friends had been made, memories had been shared of previous Contact trips, and one mum said as she left: "Thank you so much, I could never have done that on my own."

To find out whether we're offering anything in your area, see our local offices or our programmes. You might also be interested in joining a parent support group.