Roaring success for Lions’ fun day
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.