Last Friday was Allergy UK’s annual fundraiser and the charity was encouraging people to wear their wellies all day and raise awareness about allergies.
The children, my mum and I took part and tried our very best to raise money for the charity.
Our wellies were ready by our beds the night before and I soon as their feet touched the ground in the morning, the children put their wellies on!
After breakfast, we all got dressed and put on our red Allergy UK T-shirts. Crevette’s headteacher had allowed him to wear his T-shirt and wellies on the day. One of his classmates even gave him £1 towards our fundraising efforts, which I thought was really sweet.
We then spent most of the day in the park, walking, looking at ducks and swans, waving at people on canal boats and wondering what it was like to live on one.
We had lunch in a nice café and the girls played in the park before heading off to pick up Crevette.
The children spent a couple of hours with the play rangers in our local park and we headed home to wash our wellies and go out for dinner with a friend. We went to Pizza Express and for the first time since Jumpy was diagnosed with allergies, she had a three-course meal out without me having to take any of her emergency snacks out. She also had her very first pizza and it tasted nice for a ‘free from’ one.
We got home around 9.30 p.m. and for once, the children did not make a sound when they went to bed. They started snoring minutes after going upstairs. A brilliant day for a great cause!