'˜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.

Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 4:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 4:43 pm
Mark Ward, Jacqui Lamb and Janice Russell cool off with an ice cream

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.'

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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.'