Charity chief gets a gunking!
THE chief executive of a local charity (pictured below) got more than he bargained for at a fundraising event when he received a gunking as part of a messy play session.
Rushden Children’s Centre and Newton Road Children’s Centre held the messy play event, which saw the Spurgeons chief executive, Ross Hendry, covered in baked beans and gunk to raise money for the charity.
The event was part of Spurgeons annual Big Orange Stomp fundraising event and also saw families and staff from Irthlingborough Children’s Centre stomp into town with the town crier to hold a cake sale.
Higham Ferrers Children’s Centre put on their dancing shoes to host a danceathon at the Wesleyan Church in Rushden and also held a bulb planting session which saw wellies turn into plant pots for the day.
Following his gunking, Ross Hendry said: “I had great fun at the children’s centre and getting gunked was a small price to pay for the money we raised. All the children, parents and Spurgeons staff around our local services did a great job and I’m really grateful for all the hard work they put in to a fun and rewarding day.”
Rushden-based Spurgeons is one of the UK’s leading children’s charities with almost 100 services across the UK. Services include children’s centres and projects to support young carers, teenage parents and families affected by the criminal justice system.
Our pictures show:
(Top) COME DANCING! Enjoying the danceathon at Rushden’s Wesleyan Church.
(Centre) WELLY GOOD JOB! Finance director Ken Owst, with Joel Carradice (2) and mum Jackie Carradice at Higham Ferrers Children’s Centre, planting bulbs – using wellies!
(Above) YOU’VE BEEN GUNKED: Chief executive Ross Hendry playing messy!