Sun shines on fun day and on chosen charity

Moreton Hall Fun Day''Pictured: Jessica Gammal and Richard Alcock having a ride in a bucket attached to a linesman's hoist

Moreton Hall Fun Day''Pictured: Jessica Gammal and Richard Alcock having a ride in a bucket attached to a linesman's hoist

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MUSIC and fun-filled laughter emanated from Moreton Hall on Sunday as the estate celebrated its third annual fun day.

Around five hundred people visited the Symonds Road field to take part in the afternoon’s activities, which raised a total of £1,640 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Moreton Hall Fun Day

Moreton Hall Fun Day

“It went really well, it was busy from start to finish,” said organiser Nigel Cross.

“I’m so pleased - we got tremendous support from all the local people,” he added.

As well as enjoying a mega slide, fairground rides and a bouncy castle, children, including three-year-old Evie Sage and Charlie Biggin, were able to have their faces painted and, as an unusual treat, ride in a bucket attached to a linesman’s hoist provided by UK Power Networks.

Bury Fair Morris Dancers donated their time, putting on a free show for spectators, who sat in the sun and enjoyed the spectacle while making the most of the refreshments available, including a popular BBQ.

Moreton Hall Fun Day''Pictured; Evie Sage (3) on the bouncy castle

Moreton Hall Fun Day''Pictured; Evie Sage (3) on the bouncy castle

Woodland Ways, the Moreton Hall Residents’ Association and the police were among organisations that set up stalls on the field, handing out information to those who passed by.

Families browsed the tombola stalls and vehicles on display, played games for their chance to win a variety of stuffed toys and bought tickets to a raffle that offered prizes donated by local people and local businesses, including Model Junction, Staples and Greene King which donated a weekend away in one of its inns.

Moreton Hall Fun Day''Pictured; Derek and Jean Estlea with their Morris 1000 pickup 1968

Moreton Hall Fun Day''Pictured; Derek and Jean Estlea with their Morris 1000 pickup 1968