Plenty of variety at Leeds children’s fun day

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Some 350 disabled and underprivileged children from across Yorkshire attended a fun day at Harewood House, including some from Leeds Children’s Hospital.

The day was organised by Variety, the children’s charity and included all kinds of events from games and dancing to face painting and shows by different entertainers.

Charlotte Farrington, Variety’s regional development manager for Yorkshire, said: “It was a fantastic day that was enjoyed by all. It is very rewarding to see the children having such a good time and we would like to thank everyone for their help and support including Bradford Grammar School, Grant Thornton, SG Hambros, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Junior Boys, Amplitude Marquees and Harewood House Trust.

“For over 20 years, the Earl and Countess of Harewood have generously provided complimentary access to the grounds of their estate, including Harewood House bird garden and the adventure playground.
“Accompanied by carers and teachers, the children were drawn from primary schools across the region including Leeds schools Mill Field Primary and Middleton Primary and Delius Special School, Bradford.

“As well as the attractions at Harewood House, the children also enjoyed an al-fresco lunch and and costumed characters, face painters and disco.

Variety was formed in the US in 1927 and has branches in 13 countries, it strives to ensure sick, disabled and disadvantaged children benefit from positive childhood experiences.

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