Thursday, 27 May 2010

UNISON Fun Day on Sunday marks Welfare Fund Centenary

Date: Thursday 27 May 2010

Sunday is UNISON fun day at Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline.

UNISON members, their families, friends - and anyone who wants to join in - will enjoy a day of fun and celebration in Dunfermline's beautiful Pittencrieff Park on Sunday 30 May.

UNISON’s Scottish Welfare Committee is holding a sponsored walk and fun day to celebrate the Centenary of the founding of the unique Welfare Fund run by UNISON and one of its former partner unions.

Members from UNISON Scotland’s 80 branches will converge on the park with their families to take part in a sponsored 5K walk around the park and take part in the various activities that have been arranged for children and family members. The event will be opened at 12.00 noon by John Park, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, and will go on until 5pm.

Two enterprising members from our South Lanarkshire branch will be sponsored for cycling the 60 miles from Hamilton to Dunfermline. They will be leaving around 8.30 in the morning and hope to get there by 12.30-1.00pm.

Activities will include bouncy castles and other inflatables, face painting, balloon modelling, children’s races, falconry exhibitions and a raffle will be held to raise funds for the Welfare Fund’s Centenary Appeal.

Eleanor Haggett, Chair of the Welfare Committee said: “We hope that many of our members will support the day and bring along their families to take part in the various activities available. All of our branches will have had members in the past who needed support from UNISON Welfare. We believe that the current financial climate will make this support even more vital in the future.”

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