Video: Smiles all round at Havant fun day

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  • Church family fun day now in its fifth year
  • Took over Havant Park, on Saturday
  • All the activities were free
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HUMAN table football, a coconut shy, a bouncy castle obstacle course and great music were just some of the treats on offer at a church’s free fun day.

Thousands of people enjoyed the sun in Havant Park, which was taken over by the Family Church, on Saturday.

Stevie Chambers (5), Nicole Hitchcoc, as (Anna from Frozen, and Livvy Chambers (3). ''Family fun day run by Havant Family Church ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (151158-211)

Stevie Chambers (5), Nicole Hitchcoc, as (Anna from Frozen, and Livvy Chambers (3). ''Family fun day run by Havant Family Church ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (151158-211)

As well as traditional fun and games there was also face-painting and giveaways of sweets.

Steve Carey, pastor at Havant Family Church, said: ‘The Havant family fun day has been running for five years now.

‘We put it on as a gift to the community and it is funded by our church.

‘It’s our gift to everyone in Havant and the surrounding areas.

We put it on as a gift to the community and it is funded by our church

Steve Carey

‘Last year 2,000 people attended and, by midday on Saturday, we had already exceeded that number.

‘It takes a lot of organisation throughout the year and we have 80 volunteers helping out during the day.

‘This is a time when everything seems to cost a lot of money and people are hard-up financially.

‘We do this to show that our church is made up of caring people and we want to do this for the community.’

The church moved into new premises in Botley Drive, Leigh Park, last year.

The congregation is made up of around 100 people.

James Fairweather, from Leigh Park, took along his three children.

The 29-year-old said: ‘I think it’s a really good thing for the community.’