Family fun day planned as part of The Kirkwood Mission 3000 Fundraiser

Local resident Rob Thewlis has planned the event towards his Mission 3000 Fundraising effots.

A family fun day is to be held this Sunday to raise funds for Kirkwood Hospice. The event, which is being organised by Rob Thewlis, is part of a whole host of fundraising initiatives he is organising as he aims to raise £3,000 for the Hospice who cared for his mum.

The family fun day is being held at The Beaumont Arms on Church Lane in Kirkheaton, with lots of activities planned throughout the day.

Poster advertising the Family Fun Day.

Over 20 local stallholders will be there on the day as well as a tombola and raffles. There will also be a tipi with live music from 2PM and the venue will be serving roast dinners. The Beaumont Arms have also pledged to donate 10% of all bar takings during the event times towards the fundraiser.

The event has been 6 months in the planning, and at one point during the Covid-19 restrictions it was unknown whether it would actually be able to go ahead – but Rob is now excited to finally be able to host the event.

Pictured: Rob and his mum Sue Thewlis.

Speaking to Huddersfield Times about his inspiration for the fundraiser, Rob said: “This event is in memory of my mum Sue Thewlis. The event is to carry on her legacy. The Kirkwood are an amazing place who touch the hearts of many people in Kirklees. They are heroes! They made Mum look at peace and comfortable in her final week with us!”

The Kirkwood Mission 3000 Family Fun Day is tomorrow Sunday 8th between 11am and 4pm at the Beaumont Arms, Kirkheaton. For more information about The Kirkwood and their work – visit

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