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Bourne Lions’ family fun day is a roaring success

Lions Family Fun Day at Bourne recreation ground. Pictured are  Bourne  Lions Club stall holders  Carol reeves, Chris Chudley, Brenda Crane, President Graham Crane, Laura Golding and Frank Reeves with Bourne deputy Mayor  Philip Knowles. EMN-140713-203954009

Lions Family Fun Day at Bourne recreation ground. Pictured are Bourne Lions Club stall holders Carol reeves, Chris Chudley, Brenda Crane, President Graham Crane, Laura Golding and Frank Reeves with Bourne deputy Mayor Philip Knowles. EMN-140713-203954009

Bourne and District Lions’ first family fun day was a success, attracting crowds of people and raising funds for good causes.

The club held the free event on the Recreation Ground in Bourne yesterday (Sunday).

There were stalls, games, funfair rides, competitions and arena displays throughout the day.

Club president Graham Crane was delighted with the turnout. He said: “We had a very good day. It was better than expected.

“We did have a big downpour at about 11am and we thought ‘oh my God’ but it cleared up and remained try all day.

“Fortunately we had some marquees up.

“Most of the people who supported us made some money, and we are grateful to our sponsors including Larkfleet and Warners. Most of the craft people did rather well.”

There was plenty for youngsters to do on the day. Mr Cane said: “We got a little football match going on. They all got medals for taking part so that was very good.”

And the varied displays in the arena kept crowds entertained all afternoon.

“We had an American line dancing group turn up,” said Mr Crane. “The army cadets were marching up and down all day. And we had a very good dog show.

“The food was magnificent as well, and the beer was lovely and very welcome.

“The deputy mayor of Bourne Philip Knowles came down and presented some of the prizes.

“And our little blue bus was driving around all day long.”

The club is considering whether or not to hold the fun day as an annual event, but the signs are so far looking good. And members are hopeful they raised hundreds on the day, which can be used to help good causes around the town.

Mr Crane said: “I think we have made a nice little profit and if we can spend the money locally that’s all very good.”

 

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