The idea of a children’s festival started 6 years ago, we were a small group of 8 firebrands who together tried to get an idea that could make our area more vibrant and visible. We agreed that it would be a day for children and thus we started the Children’s Festival in Ørum. Saturday, June 9, 2018 at. From 12:00 to 20:00 we hosted a children’s festival for the 5th time behind Ørum Aktiv Center. The purpose, with the children’s festival, is to give children of all age a cool and unforgettable day. The idea is that it will be a recurring annual event that the children will look forward to. It must strengthen social the ties between children and adults. The participation of the children will furthermore have a big focus, so that ties and new friendships are linked through play and learning. Everyone must be able to participate, it must be an event where all families can afford to come. For the same reason, there are free entrances and free rides.
To make this day happen, it takes a lot of work in the form of finding sponsors for which we are completely dependent and everything else that matters to make an event for 800-1200 people. We have got a very good sponsorship group and we simply cannot thank them enough.
But what is our salary? Our pay is to see all the happy families and especially children play and enjoy the day. All of this is incredibly rewarding for us and gives us the passion to do it all over again. And just being able to think and dream the wild ideas is amazing and sometimes dreams succeeds.
We are often asked why we want to do volunteering, and it may be difficult to understand if you do not participate in voluntary work. But for us, it’s about helping and giving pleasure not only to others but also to ourselves. We in the group are also members of other associations and boards. We are having fun together and finding energy in the volunteer work we do. Once you have been volunteered, it is also easier to be motivated for more.
Line Juul Christiansen og Rasmus Holm Børnefestival i Ørum