The Yurana Cancer Kids Holiday Homes Inc. is a independent charity which offers free holidays to families dealing with the serious illness of a child, such as cancer or cystic fibrosis.
For the past 14 years we have hosted the Yurana families for a fun day out. Our aim is to help them have a fun day where for a short time they can forget about their troubles and have some fun. Our reward is seeing the children and their families having fun.
On 15 November 2014 we had our Cancer Kids Picnic at the Big 4 Holiday Park at Batemans Bay.
The day started with a trip down the river and was followed by a massive water bomb fight. Everyone got drenched and whilst the weather wasn’t kind to us, everyone had a ball. We are grateful of the skippers of the following boats for making their boats available:
Ultimate, Tug O War, Apothacary, Square Metres, Little Devil, Dorado and Opportunatee.
We thank Andrew Darman for travelling down from Queanbeyan especially to cook our BBQ lunch. After lunch we had some fun and games. Firstly, we had to crack open the piñata but this year Anna had made it so hard that it took forever to break it open. Once open, there was thousands of lollies for the kids to collect.
Next on the agenda was the games and Scott did a great job organising the slimy throwing competition for the little ones and the stripie throwing contest for the big kids.
Our club members also brought along their kids and it was a great family day out and we hope gave the Yurana Families the opportunity to forget about their troubles for a day. Judging by the feedback we have had, many have already put their names down for next year.
This day could not have been such a success without the support of the following club sponsors:
- Batemans Bay Beach Resort Big 4 Holiday Park
- Finer Foods
- Reggies Ice Cream
- Hanging Rock Motel
Any input into making this even more fun for the families is always welcome.
Below are some of the photos of the water fight.