Randall & Payne entertain local families to give premature babies a better start in life

Last Updated:
September 7, 2022

Saturday 15th June saw a much younger clientele come through the doors of Chargrove House, home to Cheltenham-based Accountants, Randall & Payne. Local children came with their parents to take part in the Family Fun Day organised by Randall & Payne in aid of Scoo-B-Doo, their corporate charity supporting the neonatal unit at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, resulting in just over £1000 in cash from the event.

There was a steady stream of visitors throughout the day, with both indoor and outdoor activities, there was something to entertain families wishing to dodge the occasional shower! Parents and children alike enjoyed testing their skills on the football shoot out hosted by local social media agency Skylight9, alongside fairground style hook-a-duck and ring-the-bell. Children were able to try on Police uniforms and sit in a community Police car, but the fire engine’s arrival mid-afternoon stole the show – and again when they sounded the siren on the way out!

Gloucester Fire Service
Boogie Beats Gloucester

Meanwhile, inside, Emma from Boogie Beats kept the pre-schoolers entertained with her sessions of singing and musical story-telling. Afterwards, they were off to the card-making corner hosted by The Indigo Den or to have their face painted by Hattie Face painting. Musical entertainment was provided by Randall & Payne’s singing accountant, Gina Gardner, who wowed the crowds with some family favourites. Later in the day, talented local band ‘The Strays’ performed lively acoustic sets.

The Strays Band

For hungry visitors, sisters; Rhianne and Julie, of R&J Catering, provided hot dogs, burgers and chips from their pod parked outside the front door, whilst Randall & Payne staff offered home-made cake and hot drinks in their café area.

With generous donations from staff, clients such as Aspire and Officeworx, and local businesses, the bottle tombola and raffle ensured visiting families left without any spare change. The array of over 40 raffle prizes, included Lunar City family passes from Aspire GL1, ‘access all areas’ passes for Leisure@ Cheltenham, Cotswold Motor Museum family passes, tickets for Beaufort Polo Club and Hatherley Manor Hotel Spa passes for two. The winning tickets were drawn at the end of the day witnessed by staff and Scoo-B-Doo committee members and the winners have been notified.

The firm are extremely grateful to everyone who contributed to a successful fundraiser for Scoo-B-Doo, who are based at the neonatal unit at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, including parents from the Scoo-B-Doo committee; Sarah Edgeworth and Joseph Cox, who helped to run the event.


Pictured above, left to right: Scoo-B-Doo parents and volunteer committee members Sarah Edgeworth and Joseph Cox and Randall & Payne Marketing Manager Fiona Hughes.

Randall & Payne’s next charity event is their Quiz Night with BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Faye Hatcher as quiz master on Thursday 4th July – it’s not too late to book your team of four for £50 including a Fat Toni’s pizza – for details visit: www.randall-payne.co.uk/events-list/

Run entirely by volunteers
Donations fund 80% of the life-saving equipment used every day in Gloucester Royal Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit.