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Fun day revellers have a blast

PUBLISHED: 16:29 03 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:56 30 June 2010

STRONG winds ripped two marquees from their pegs, but the fun went on regardless.

The Belton Tavern, at Belton, welcomed 600 people on Sunday

for its annual fun-day to help

raise money for three good causes: Autistic Way (Smart Kids OK),

the Norfolk and Norwich Uni-

versity Hospital maternity unit, and Belton with Browston Youth

Group.

STRONG winds ripped two marquees from their pegs, but the fun went on regardless.

The Belton Tavern, at Belton, welcomed 600 people on Sunday

for its annual fun-day to help

raise money for three good causes: Autistic Way (Smart Kids OK),

the Norfolk and Norwich Uni-

versity Hospital maternity unit, and Belton with Browston Youth

Group.

Seven bands performed live, and there were also stalls, entertainment and karaoke in the pub in the evening.

Three sports people also joined in the fun: swimmers Jessica Applegate, 13, and Stephanie Bird, 21, and kick-boxer Cameron McGarrigle, 15.

However, the organisers were

nearly blown away when winds

lifted up the marquees, forcing stewards to strap them back

down.

The organisers are hoping to raise £3,000, to be split between the various causes from a series of fund-

raisers, including the fun-day.

Earlier this month, the Tavern fundraisers did a sponsored bike ride, which raised £900.

And Norwich-based oil firm Aquaterra has given cash to swell the total to more than £1,000.

Fun day co-ordinator Ian Walker thanked all those who had given.

He said: “We are very confident we will raise £3,000.

“It got much better later on Sunday. In the early part of the afternoon the weather conditions were very much against us.”

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