Frome Self Storage of Frome, Somerset, England, is sponsoring a Lego-themed charity event next month to benefit Time is Precious, an organization that raises funds for local children’s hospitals. “Time for Bricks” will be held Sept. 17, 11 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., at the Best Western Centurion Hotel in Midsomer Norton, in Northeast Somerset. The goal is to increase awareness and funding for the nonprofit’s upcoming projects, according to the source.
The event will include more than 45 tables of Lego displays and activities, including a self-build Lego station, remote-control vehicles and a building competition. Refreshments will be provided, and there will be a raffle with more than £300 in prizes. Tickets are £3 for adults and £1.50 for children, and can be purchased from the charity’s website.
“We have held many events over the years for Time is Precious and wanted to try something different,” said Neil Halford, who launched the organization with his wife, Nicky, in memory of their son, Ben, who passed away from a brain tumor in 2010.
To date, Time is Precious has donated more than £250,000 in equipment and resources to area hospitals. The funds have been used to create sensory rooms for ill children, a parents’ room and a maternity suite.
Frome Self Storage is a part of Acorn Group, a family-run business founded in 1989 that also includes Mendip Pallets. In addition to traditional and container storage, the company provides document storage and moving services.