More than 300 disabled children attended the ‘Harewood Fun Day’ on Tuesday 11th September 2012, organised by theVariety Yorkshire committee.

For over 20 years, the Earl and Countess of Harewood have generously provided complimentary access to the grounds of their estate, including Harewood House bird garden and the adventure playground.

Accompanied by carers and teachers, the youngsters were drawn from primary schools across the region including East Leeds SILC and St John’s School for the deaf in Boston Spa.

As well as visiting the attractions at Harewood House, the youngsters also enjoyed a delicious al-fresco lunch and refreshments and lots of entertainment including costumed characters and face painters.

The event is just one of many that the Yorkshire Committee of Variety runs every year as part of its ‘Variety at Work’ activity which aims to give youngsters entertaining and educational experiences.

Charlotte Farrington, lead organiser of the Harewood event and a committee member of the Yorkshire Region ofVariety, the Children’s Charity, said

“It was very rewarding to see the children having such a good time and we would like to thank everyone for their help and support including volunteer helpers from Pinsent Masons, QEGS Junior School, Wakefield, and Evans Property Group.”