Meldreth birthday fundraiser drums up more than £1,000 to help refugees

Amanda used the opportunity of her son's first birthday party to hold a charity fundraiser for the r

Amanda used the opportunity of her son's first birthday party to hold a charity fundraiser for the refugee crisis. - Credit: Archant

A Meldreth nurse is brimming with pride after the success of her son’s birthday party – which raised more than £1,000 for the refugee crisis.

Amanda used the opportunity of her son's first birthday party to hold a charity fundraiser for the r

Amanda used the opportunity of her son's first birthday party to hold a charity fundraiser for the refugee crisis. - Credit: Archant

There was an appearance from a Mr Tumble lookalike, a cake stall, bouncy castle and face painting when Amanda Smith held the fundraiser for her son Rory’s first birthday party in Meldreth Village Hall.

She said: “The party was such a success. There was a wonderful turn out. The children had a great time with Mr Tumble and bouncing on the bouncy castle.

Amanda used the opportunity of her son's first birthday party to hold a charity fundraiser for the r

Amanda used the opportunity of her son's first birthday party to hold a charity fundraiser for the refugee crisis. - Credit: Archant

“The raffle seemed very popular with thanks to the local business who kindly donated some lovely prizes.

“Overall, we raised a total of £1,071, which includes our just giving page. I was overwhelmed with peoples’ kindness, generosity and support for the British Red Cross. Many people approached me to say what a wonderful idea the party was. The money has been equally split - half has gone to the Syria Crisis Appeal, and the other half to the Europe Refugee Crisis Appeal.”

Amanda used the opportunity of her son's first birthday party to hold a charity fundraiser for the r

Amanda used the opportunity of her son's first birthday party to hold a charity fundraiser for the refugee crisis. - Credit: Archant