Hundreds enjoy Hunstanton fun day

Visiting children with parents, teachers and carers join Lions Angie Keightley, Mike Ruston, Mary Harpley, Sharon Noble and Chris Holt with Mayor Cllr Andrew Murray and Fairground Operators John-Henry Roper and Chadwick Pooley by the gallopers. MLNF15EB06743 ANL-150624-133948001
Visiting children with parents, teachers and carers join Lions Angie Keightley, Mike Ruston, Mary Harpley, Sharon Noble and Chris Holt with Mayor Cllr Andrew Murray and Fairground Operators John-Henry Roper and Chadwick Pooley by the gallopers. MLNF15EB06743 ANL-150624-133948001

Hundreds of pupils from Lynn’s Churchill Park School and Woodfields School in Sheringham enjoyed a fun day in Hunstanton on Friday.

The children arrived in fleets of buses organised by Hunstanton and District Lions Club.

In its fourteenth year, the fun day is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the calendar and greeting the youngsters as they disembarked was Hunstanton mayor Andrew Murray.

He said: “This is a fantastic day for all the children; I’ve seen such happy faces and cannot praise the Lions enough for organising this event.”

Co-ordinator Lion Chris Holt said “ We have 228 children from Churchill Park and 150 from Sheringham Woodfields with us for a day of brilliant fun and it is all because of the generosity of the showmen of Hunstanton. I applaud them for all they do for us.”

Making a bee-line for the fairground the children were soon enjoying all the fun of the fair and the newly elected President of the club Lion Mike Ruston said: “On behalf of the club I’d like to give special thanks to the fairground operators John-Henry Roper, Chadwick Pooley, David Howe, Johnny Cook, Robert Tatum and all their staff for their generosity and continuing support of this event.”

At lunchtime all the visitors were treated to fish and chips courtesy of Vegas Fish and Chips and former President Lion Angie Keightley thanked owners Jose and Danielle Rodrigues, and their staff for their kindness.

Hunstanton resident Tom Caunt is the manager of Vegas Fish and Chips and he said: “It’s a busy day for us but very rewarding to see the children enjoying themselves.”