Fun day revellers have a blast
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),
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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
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.”