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Annual Family Picnic and Pool Day 2018

Rarely is the weather as ideal for our Annual Family Picnic and Pool Day as it was last Wednesday. Despite the temperature hitting a high of 36 degrees on the day, carers braved the heat and made their way to the Marion Outdoor Swimming Pool to seek relief in the cool waters of the pools or to relax in the shade of the surrounding trees.

Each year, Carer Support gives carers and their families the opportunity to spend a day at the Marion Outdoor Pool and enjoy a fully catered BBQ lunch. It’s a perfect opportunity for carers to do something fun with their family and to connect with other carers.

With shallow, medium and large swimming pools, plus two water slides, there was something to please people of all ages and the delicious food, provided by Texas Bull Machine, made lunch hassle-free and healthy. And to top it all off, all the kids were treated to a free ice cream of their choice from the kiosk!

We asked a few carers what they really appreciated about the Annual Family Picnic and Pool Day and this is what they told us:

“It exposes my son to a new experience and provides us with an opportunity for an easy day out with the kids. It also gets us out and about.” – Juliette

“Gives you a bit of sanity by getting you out from within the four walls of your own home.” – Dave

“It’s somewhere safe to take the kids where there’s lunch provided, easy parking, convenient amenities and something to keep kids of all ages entertained.” – Sophie

Thank you to all the carers who attended this event with their families and made it a fun day out!