Firefighters are the stars of the show at family fun day

Gill Steele with her son, Dylan, four, and Alexander, five, with husband Lee in a fire engine outside St John's Church, Gosport (171476-986)
Gill Steele with her son, Dylan, four, and Alexander, five, with husband Lee in a fire engine outside St John's Church, Gosport (171476-986)

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Families of children with autism united for an afternoon of fun.

Visitors enjoyed lots of activities at an event organised by local Facebook group Supporting Our Amazing Autistic Children.

Gill Steele with Dylan, four, and Alexander, five, with husband Lee outside St John's Church, Gosport    (171475-987)

Gill Steele with Dylan, four, and Alexander, five, with husband Lee outside St John's Church, Gosport (171475-987)

Held at St John’s Church in Forton Road, Gosport, youngsters played on a bouncy castle, grooved to live music and toured a fire engine, supplied by Gosport Fire Station.

Organiser, 43-year-old Lee Steele, whose sons are autistic, said: ‘The afternoon was a huge success. I’d like to thank our sponsors Mark Race and John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance for their support in making this happen.’

Alexander Barnes, nine, with firefighter Richard Robinson with one of the extractor fans they use in firefighters

Alexander Barnes, nine, with firefighter Richard Robinson with one of the extractor fans they use in firefighters

Mark Race provides the groovy music for the fun day  (171475-989)

Mark Race provides the groovy music for the fun day (171475-989)

Chloe Blandford, four, has fun on the bouncy castle  (171475-990)

Chloe Blandford, four, has fun on the bouncy castle (171475-990)