'˜It is great to be able to give something to our local community'
IN A bid to spread joy, a church congregation held a free fun day in Havant.
Family Church took over Havant Park in the town centre with a variety of activities including face painting, human table football, go-karting and a soft play area all for free.
Pastor Steve Carey said: '˜We run this every year for free because we feel this is a time where things can be difficult financially for families and here everything is free and parents can enjoy a day out.
'˜As Christians we want to spread joy and help people in our area.'
The organisation estimated 8,000 people attend the fun day each year.
Steve added: '˜We have a variety of people come along to the day including members of our congregation, their friends and family and others just walk past and come in.
'˜It is great to be able to give something to our local community.'
Families could also take photos in a booth and were sent the printed images free of charge.
Lucia Vocilka came along to the day with her family and friends.
She said: '˜A friend of mine goes to Family Church and she told me about it so we decided to come down.
I definitely think a big draw for families is that it is free because that is a concern for lots of people these days so that is a great plus.'Â