A CHARITY is holding a family fun day at Highnam Court on August 18 to help raise funds for an appeal to address transport issues faced by people with learning disabilities and autism they support in Gloucestershire.


The Brandon Trust-led event will take place from 11am-4pm within the grounds of the venue on the outskirts of Gloucester, which has extensive gardens that are only occasionally open to the public.


During the day, there will be lots of things to enjoy including various stalls, live music, a bouncy castle and a birds of prey display. Refreshments will be available, but people can also bring a picnic and enjoy a great day out.


With an entry fee of £5, children get in free, funds raised and donations given will be put towards the charity’s Gloucester Transport Fund.


Brandon Trust organiser Debbie Holloway explained: “Brandon Trust supports people with learning disabilities and autism to live the lives they choose and we are keen to raise awareness about the work we do in the area.


“The Gloucester Transport Fund will provide an opportunity for people to access transport needed to enhance life experiences, which could include a special train trip to visit family or friends that live far away or the hire of a vehicle for a special day out.”


She added: “At the Summer Fun Day, as well as beautiful gardens to explore, there will be light refreshments or you can bring your own picnic.  We would love you to come along and join us for what will be a wonderful day out.”


For more information on the event or to get involved, contact Debbie Holloway on 0791 727 6623.