Roar­ing suc­cess for Lions’ fun day

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LIONS clubs across the StarCourier area joined forces to en­sure an an­nual fun day for the dis­abled was a roar­ing suc­cess.

The Fun­fest is jointly or­gan­ised by the Lions clubs of Alder­shot, Farn­bor­ough, Fleet, Hart, Hook and Odi­ham, Lod­don Val­ley and Yate­ley and Dis­trict.

The free event has taken place for nearly 30 years and aims to give peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties and learn­ing difficulties from across the South East a great day out with their fam­i­lies and car­ers.

Each year be­tween 500 and 600 peo­ple at­tend Fun­fest and more than 100 Lions, their friends and fami- lies vol­un­teer on the day.

This year’s event on Sun­day at Yate­ley Manor School in Read­ing Road, Yate­ley, in­cluded The Dale Fon­taine Show – Echoes of Elvis, fea­tur­ing Cron­dall’s David Hur­rell, who sings and per­forms the songs of ‘ The King’ from 1954 to 1977.

More mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment was provided by the Farn­ham Sea Cadets Band and the Sand­hurst Corps of Drums, while other at­trac­tions in­cluded fair­ground rides, pony rides, bungee tram­po­line, in­flat­able slides, mini train rides, face paint­ing, co­conut sh. and, wa­ter games.

There was al­soa bar­be­cue, with around 600 guests from as far afield as An­dover en­joy­ing the fun.

Fun­fest chair­man Brian Proc­tor said: “The event was a great suc­cess and was thor­oughly en­joyed by ev­ery­one.

“We would like to thank Yate­ley Manor School for al­low­ing us to use its ex­cel­lent fa­cil­i­ties.”

The Sand­hurst Corps of Drums gave a stir­ring per­for­mance, while the pony rides were a pop­u­lar choice with many at the fun day.

A Star Wars stormtrooper at the Lions Fun­fest in Yate­ley.

Spi­der­man makes some new friends at this year’s Lions Fun­fest.

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