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SCORES of families enjoyed a day of fun activities and entertainment as a community centre opened its doors.

The first Love Leigh Park Day was held at Leigh Park Community Centre in Dunsbury Way.

The community centre, which is run by Community First, held craft activities, musical performances, a free lunch, boxing demonstrations, plus more, all followed by a screening of the film Trolls in the evening.

Centre manager Dan Moore said: ‘It was very successful and we saw more than 500 people come through the doors on Saturday.’

Stalls showcased facilities available from the centre – such as the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Leigh Park Amateur Boxing Club.

Groups in the area such as Making Space, a craft centre in Bishopstoke Road, and Angel Radio in Havant attended the event.

It was funded by an £8,528 grant from the Big Lottery Celebrate Fund. Visitors were asked to give their views on what they would like to see at the centre in a consultation, which continues today.

A coffee and cake day, which is free to attend, is being held at the centre from 12.30pm until 2.30pm today.