Delight as hundreds flock to Thornham family fun and sports day

Family Fun and Sports Day Thornham Playing Field. Young Adam Yule attempts                                    to Smack theRat. ANL-150830-210833009
Family Fun and Sports Day Thornham Playing Field. Young Adam Yule attempts to Smack theRat. ANL-150830-210833009
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A family fun and sports day attracted almost 1,000 visitors to a coastal village’s playing field at the weekend, organisers say.

Sports coaching, a dog show, classic car displays and live music were among the attractions at the event in Thornham on Sunday.

And officials estimate that almost £3,000 was raised towards the continuing maintenance and improvement of facilities at the site.

But Colin Venes, one of the trustees of the village hall and playing field, said the community element of the day was far more important than the money raised.

He said: “It was a great day, an excellent community event.

“We had lots of people telling us how much they enjoyed it. We had three hours of really good fun.”

Mr Venes also thanked the many volunteers who helped in a variety of roles including serving refreshments, staffing games and organising different parts of the afternoon’s entertainment.

He said they had been “delighted” by the response.

During the afternoon, youngsters were able to enjoy tennis coaching and a game of Kwik Cricket, as well as having a go at a wide range of other games.

Other highlights included music from the Hunstanton Concert Band, a dog show which Mr Venes said had attracted many onlookers, and a display of almost 70 vintage vehicles.