Charity events planned for St George's Day in Cookham

Grace Witherden

Grace Witherden

Charity events planned for St George's Day in Cookham

Charity events will be taking place on St George’s Day this Saturday to raise money for a little boy fighting leukaemia.

A fitness bootcamp, a dancing workshop, an auction, a party and a beer festival will be held to raise money for the Fight For George Campaign, in support of George Ferriman, three.

George was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in February and is being treated at Oxford Children’s Hospital.

Adam Garrett, one of the organisers of the day, said: “We were inspired by St George’s Day, because we often forget to celebrate it, and by little George – so the two tied in quite nicely together.

“We’ve organised a St George’s Day takeover across the whole weekend and everyone in the community has really pulled together for George.

“It’s really important to spread the message of how important it is to give blood and go on the donors list as well.

“All the events are family-friendly and Karen (Hardy) from Strictly Come Dancing has just donated a great prize for our auction.”

During the day:

  • A bootcamp will be run by Louise Tilley at Cookham Moor at 10am.
  • At noon a family sports day will be held at The Crown featuring an egg and spoon race and a sack race. Entry £5.
  • From 2.30pm to 4.30pm Strictly George will take place at Pinder Hall, a Strictly Come Dancing- style workshop. There will also a cake sale and face-painting.
  • The King’s Arms will be hosting an auction, dinner, and live music from 7.30pm.
  • All day the Jolly Farmer will be running a Rebellion Beer Festival with profits being donated to the George Ferriman Trust.
  • On Saturday, April 30, a Jog For George, organised by Cookham Running Club, will include a one-mile junior jog and 5k run for adults.

Gerald Cooper, chairman of Cookham Running Club, said: “It is very much a community event and the intention is to have fun while raising money for a very worthwhile cause.”

Visit the Facebook page – Fight for George for more updates.

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