Sunday, 16 October 2011

The David Hardie Project

Provides extravagant, fun events for disabled and disadvantaged children. We secure support from our University, business and social contacts around Cambridge to ensure the events are high quality and free of charge to guests.

Brett Turner (chairman of Cambridge Wine Merchants) set up the project in memory of his sons’ friend David Hardie who was hit by a drink-driver and killed, aged 19. Brett and David’s twin brother Hugh now run the project.

We are looking for support in making our events as exciting as possible. If “ what you do” would be fun at the party – come along and do it for us. If you have a great idea for an event, if you can help with providing venue, transport, or stewarding or anything else please contact us.

If you wish to donate money to the project please either call me for our bank details or send a cheque care of me to 15 Chesterton Road Cambridge CB4 3AL – made payable to The David Hardie Project. Funds are used solely to help with costs of events – food, drink, entertainers’ fees etc. The project is largely funded personally by me.

Brett Turner 07870 48 28 07

Our partner is Student Community Action; they round up the children.

The last two events were all-day parties for 200 guests – children, parents and carers.
Trinity College kindly donated their entire sports facility on Grange Rd as the venue.
The party featured:
Chauffeured Punt Flotilla from Quayside to Trinity
Dance school
Savino’s ice cream van
Pizza Express lunch
Shepreth Zoo showing snakes and other wonders
School of Rock – electric guitars, amps, lots of noise, from Ken Stevens’s Music
JezO's Magic and Laughter Show
Glazing fun from Glazed and Amused
Plus: sports, face-painting, sack races, treasure hunt, scaletrix, barbecue, crepes etc etc