Innovative mums keen to find the Fun Factor for kids

ALL THE FUN OF FUNDRAISING -- a group of Hucknall mums are behind Fun Factor
ALL THE FUN OF FUNDRAISING -- a group of Hucknall mums are behind Fun Factor

A GROUP of parents have joined forces in a bid to provide fun-filled activities for young children in Hucknall.

Four innovative mums have launched Fun Factor to set up events during school holidays for youngsters aged up to 11.

Their first attraction was a disco on Wednesday at Annie Holgate Infant School on High Leys Road.

But their ambitions stretch beyond that.

For they also want to run play days with art challenges and days out to theme parks in the future if they can secure enough cash from raffles and sponsored events.

Kirsty Neale (27), of Knoll Avenue, Hucknall, is one of the parents behind Fun Factor. She has four children of her own under the age of 11 — Liam (nine), Joshua (eight), Jack (five) and Luke (two).

She said: “My children get bored. It’s all about setting up activities that keep the children engaged but don’t cost too much for their parents.

“If it all pans out and takes off, we hope it will be a real benefit to local youngsters.

“It is a really exciting venture and we all hope we get the support we need from local companies and local families.”

The parents at the helm of Fun Factor are also volunteers at the SureStart centres at Butlers Hill Junior School on Broomhill Road and Annie Holgate Junior School on High Leys Road in Hucknall.

They also run the popular Friday Tots play sessions for children aged up to five at St Peter and St Paul’s Church on Ruffs Drive in Hucknall. These weekly sessions are held during school term-time.

But Fun Factor is a separate venture.

Funds raised from the first disco will go towards buying equipment for future events. The group is also receiving support from two members of staff from the SureStart centres.

Any individuals or businesses interested in donating to Fun Factor should call chairman Amy Green on 07986 549253.