Charities benefit at Oakham Family Fun Day

Oakham Family Fun Day. Libby and Bethany Daymond. Photo: MSMP140914-007aw EMN-140915-112901001
Oakham Family Fun Day. Libby and Bethany Daymond. Photo: MSMP140914-007aw EMN-140915-112901001
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A Family Fun Day in Oakham provided plenty of entertainment for hundreds of people of all ages.

The event, held at Cutts Close Park, was the culmination of the two-weekly concerts hosted annually during the summer months.

Organised by Oakham Town Council, the fun day was aimed at providing entertainment, fundraising opportunities and free family activities.

The event, on Saturday, featured music of yesteryears by the band Wrinkle Rock for the older generations to enjoy.

“It had people up and dancing in the park,” Mayor of Oakham Jayne Woodcock said.

There were a large number of charity stalls,too, including one manned by the Mayor to raise money for the charity For Rutland in Rutland.

“I was selling cakes,” said Coun Woodcock. “I made about £40 for the charity.”

Other attractions and activities included face painting, a bouncy castle, a dog show, a surf simulator and assault course, as well as charity stands giving information about organisations such as air ambulance, Fairtrade and Help the Aged.

Coun Woodcock said: “There were hundreds of people. And everyone seemed to enjoy it. I’d like to convey my personal thanks to everyone who supported it. We could not have done it without their help. Thank you.”