One thing I do have in common with the late, great Michael Jackson is a love for the fable of Neverland. Peter Pan was one of my first childhood crushes and his elfin smile still calls to the part of me that refuses to grow up.
So I was excited to hear about Peter Pan Week, coming up from April 26 to 30. This is an annual charity event to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Children’s Charity.
Peter Pan Week kicks off five days of fundraising activities culminating in a Guinness World Record Attempt on Friday April 30 for the most people dressed up as Peter Pan.
You can participate as an individual, a group or even better get your child’s school or nursery to register for the event. This year’s goal is to raise £160,000 to build two new en-suite beds in the cardiac centre providing space for life-saving equipment and mum and dad sleepovers.
On the web site, there’s an instructional video for making your own costume, along with loads of ideas to raise money e.g. throwing a Captain Hook treasure hunt or baking Fairy cakes tasty enough for Tinkerbell.
Still stuck for what to do? Just let your imagination fly (second star to the right and straight on till morning).
Visit the Peter Pan Week web site to register and for further info.