Another week or so to go to our annual Family Day. This year it’s held a bit later than usual because of the fasting month in July/August.
The best Family Day attendance we had before this was in 2010 when the venue was in Lost World of Tambun. That year, 97 people (including volunteers) confirmed their attendance and 94 actually turned up. That’s very close to 100%. Usually for our Family Day, only between 70 – 80 % of those who had confirmed their attendance would actually turn up.
This year, once again we’re organising our Family Day at Lost World of Tambun. The kids love it there. So far we have 120 people confirming their attendance including 14 volunteers. And among the 106 clients/family members joining, more than 50 of them are my clients. Even if only 80% turns up, it will still be a record-breaking attendance.
Yep, lots of calls made, lots of text messages sent out. Lots of arrangements to be made. Who will be going to LWOT on their own. Who will need to be fetched at home. Who will need to be fetched at the bus station. Who to fetch them. What time to fetch them.
Even some who have their own transport requested that I wait for them somewhere so they could follow my car to Lost World. Ah well, I wouldn’t want them to get lost before reaching Lost World, would I?
I definitely need other volunteers to help me out as I can’t be at too many places at the same time to fetch all my clients. I have 4 volunteers to help me out with my clients. Hopefully, that’s enough.
As for toys to be given out to the families, this year I collected more than enough toys from my friends. Some used toys, some new toys, but all lovely lovely toys which I’m sure the kids will love! Thanks to all my generous friends (and their kids who let go of their pre-loved toys!).