Fun Day 2015

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Holsworthy & District Lions Fun Day for children and adults with disabilities took place in Holsworthy Memorial Hall and surrounding car park on Sunday 22nd November. Just over 250 guests and approximately 100 of their carers attended the annual event, as did Holsworthy's Mayor, the Portreeve, and Holsworthy's Carnival Queen. The guests come to Holsworthy from all over the south-west; from as far away as Truro in the west and Weston-super-Mare in the east.

The highlight of the day for the guests is the opportunity to ride the waltzer and drive the dodgems as many times as they like for free. Plus the free burgers, hotdogs, candy floss, sweets and fizzy drinks.
But there is a lot more to Fun Day than fair ground rides and calories. There was a disco in the Hall, plus entertainment from Merlin the Magician. This year there was a pony and trap ride, a bouncy castle for the younger guests, and even the opportunity to look inside a fire engine, courtesy of Holsworthy Fire Brigade. All the guests take home a commemorative photo at the end of the day as well.

Holsworthy & District Lions Club spokesman Robin Mitchell said: "We have been organising Holsworthy & District Lions Fun Day for years – but it really is so much more than 'our' Fun Day. Lions Club members from Bodmin, Okehampton, Tavistock, South Molton, Weston-super-Mare, Barnstaple, Bideford, Truro and Newquay were there to help. Face painting was provided by Holsworthy Amateur Theatrical Society. Holsworthy Scouts and Explorers were there to assist the guests on and off the rides. Devon BDS and Holsworthy Rotary Club came along to help out on the day; and Lizzy's Larder brought along two Shetland ponies and the cutest rabbit you have ever seen for the kids to pet. Friends and family members from primary school age to pension age helped out in the kitchen. It is the highlight of the Club's year – but we couldn't do it without the help and support of all these different clubs and individuals from all over the south-west".

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