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Fun-packed day out

MADE IT Felix Snell, five, Alice Snell, Theo Snell, seven, Christopher Snell and Sophie Snell, one, complete the sponsored walk during The Rainbow Centre, Great Southsea Stroll and Fun Day at Castle Field, Southsea. Pictures: Allan Hutchings (131167-034)

MADE IT Felix Snell, five, Alice Snell, Theo Snell, seven, Christopher Snell and Sophie Snell, one, complete the sponsored walk during The Rainbow Centre, Great Southsea Stroll and Fun Day at Castle Field, Southsea. Pictures: Allan Hutchings (131167-034)

FAMILIES enjoyed a day of fun and games in aid of a worthy cause.

The Rainbow Centre, which is based in Fareham and helps youngsters with cerebral palsy, put on the Great Southsea Stroll and Fun Day on Castle Field yesterday.

Children of all ages and their parents had a spring in their step as they took part in a sponsored walk, followed by a day of activities and entertainment.

People could choose between a quick two-mile walk or a longer six-mile journey through Southsea to raise money for the centre.

At the end of the walk, fundraisers were presented with prizes for the best walking costume, most unusual walk and the highest amount of sponsorship raised for the event.

Later in the afternoon families who had brought along their pets could enter a dog show.

The pooches competed for a number of awards including most handsome dog, the dog with the waggiest tail and the dog which looks most like its owner.

Around Castle Field there were pony rides, fairground attractions, a climbing wall, a bouncy castle and a Silly Sports Day event.

The Rainbow Centre, in Palmerston Drive, needs around £45,000 every month to carry on caring for children with cerebral palsy and adults with a stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease and their families.

 

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