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Fun day will aid charities

PUBLISHED: 16:22 20 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:47 03 July 2010

A MASSIVE charity fun day in Great Yarmouth this weekend is tipped to raise hundreds of pounds for worthy causes.

The money-spinning Helping to Change Someone's Life Today returns to the Market Place on Sunday with games and activities for all the family.

A MASSIVE charity fun day in Great Yarmouth this weekend is tipped to raise hundreds of pounds for worthy causes.

The money-spinning Helping to Change Someone's Life Today returns to the Market Place on Sunday with games and activities for all the family.

The event, in aid of Children in Need and Cancer Research UK, last year raised about £3,000, and organisers Linda Sedgwick, Michele Wilson and Tracy Nixon are calling on townspeople to lend a helping hand.

Attractions include a demonstration by Viking history and re-enactment group Warband, and a Guitar Hero competition with equipment provided by Games and Gamestation in Market Gates.

There will also be a trampoline with 25pc of the takings going to charity, face painting and temporary tattoos, a football penalty shoot-out, stocks, stalls and an auction of promises.

Sunday's event sees the return of the Star Wars characters - a popular attraction in previous years with memorabilia from the films also on display.

And Starbucks will be getting into the charity spirit with a stall in the Market Place with 100pc of the takings going to the charities.

Michele said: “This is our third year and so far we have raised more than £5,000 for the charities. We would like to thank local businesses and people for the support they have given even in a time of recession. We are looking forward to a family fun-filled day while raising as much money as possible for charity.

“Please look out for our volunteers carrying official collection buckets and we ask you to give generously.”

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