There was no sleeping in for Brainwave families on Friday 23 September as there was fun to be had at Kids In Motion in Port Melbourne; Brainwave’s favourite school holiday venue. Sixteen families and thirty five children were not disappointed. To see the look of wonderment and surprise on the faces of children and families as they experienced the joys this venue has to offer was magical.
One parent Donna had this to say, “we had the most wonderful day with so much laughter and stories to tell dad about. This event could not have come at a better time for our family and to see laughter and smiles really made it magical.”
Brainwave’s school holiday program is capped at thirty five children to enable groups to be well supported as they run through fun challenges including trampolining, jumping and swinging into foam pits, climbing a rock wall blindfolded and more! Kids in Motion can only be described as a dream playground. Our superheroes were our Brainwave children and their siblings as together they rocked! To top off the morning, Ash Barnett the magician dazzled, surprised and made the children laugh with his tricks and endless supply of furry animals. Whilst James Pigeon was kept busy creating super personas for adults and children through his face painting prowess.
For Program Manager Laurence, “seeing the children excited about the day, dressed up in their footy colours and having so much fun and then hearing stories of fun and accomplishments by parents and children is what it is all about.” This event could not have been possible without financial and community support. A huge thank you to Sandy and Trent Brooks; from Guardian Medical for their generous donation. A second big thank you to Kids in Motion staff for giving their time freely to the day and our sincere thanks to our corporate volunteers from Mercedes Benz and QBE who helped the children and parents to take them through their paces ensuring they were safe and supported.
From Brainwave mum Kate,”thank you so much Brainwave for a wonderful morning. Also a huge thankyou to the two lovely volunteers who were so endlessly patient with Hamish!”