GALLERY: It's a Knockout! March firm raise £1k for Little Miracles charity at fun day

PUBLISHED: 12:56 13 July 2011 | UPDATED: 15:05 13 July 2011

Family day at Smurfitt Kappa in March

Family day at Smurfitt Kappa in March

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A MARCH firm raised £1,000 for the Little Miracles charity at a family fun day on Saturday.

Smurfit Kappa in Hostmoor Avenue held the action-packed afternoon for staff and their families with a wide-range of activities organised to keep all ages entertained throughout the afternoon.

A manager’s ‘It’s a Knockout’ competition provided plenty of fun as competitors tackled inflatable courses while youngsters enjoyed sumo wrestling and a bouncy castle.

Sonia Vakiykas ran a cake stall which raised just under £100 and raffle tickets were sold with prizes being donated by a number of businesses including The Hippodrome (£50 food and drink voucher) and Energise Gym (three-month membership).

Further funds were raised with managers getting a good soaking in the stocks as workers and families enjoyed a BBQ in the summer sunshine.

Terry McGivern, managing director of the March firm - part of one of the country’s leading corrugated packaging manufacturing companies - had decided that he wanted to hold an event for the branch’s employees and their families.

But it was also agreed that funds would be raised for a good cause, with Little Miracles - a charity that helps families with disabled children - being chosen as the worthy benefactors.

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