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King's Lynn Lions held their annual fun day on the Walks on Sunday. Stunt riding by Stunt Mania. ANL-150706-210319009
King's Lynn Lions held their annual fun day on the Walks on Sunday. Stunt riding by Stunt Mania. ANL-150706-210319009
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Dogs herding ducks and all the fun of the fair were among the attractions as thousands descended on a Lynn park for a popular community fun day.

Organisers estimate that up to 10,000 people attended the annual King’s Lynn Lions Family Fun Day in the Walks, which took place under sunny skies on Sunday.

King's Lynn Lions held their annual fun day on the Walks on Sunday. ANL-150706-205751009

King's Lynn Lions held their annual fun day on the Walks on Sunday. ANL-150706-205751009

Club secretary John Groom, who is also the event’s logistics co-ordinator, said: “It’s our biggest one yet.”

Now in its 17th year, the fun day has become a major event in the town’s calendar and an important opportunity for other community groups to raise funds for their own work.

A record number of stalls, 53, were set up around the site with many charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Diabetes UK and the Bridge for Heroes, attending.

Lions president David Dixon said: “It’s a community event and we enable other people to make money for their charities at our function.

King's Lynn Lions held their annual fun day on the Walks on Sunday. Grace Elflett (7) helped on the stilts by her mum Clare. ANL-150706-210124009

King's Lynn Lions held their annual fun day on the Walks on Sunday. Grace Elflett (7) helped on the stilts by her mum Clare. ANL-150706-210124009

“We’re very pleased with how it’s gone and we’re grateful to everyone for coming to support us.”

There was also a wide range of entertainment in the main arena, with perhaps the most unusual highlight being the sight of a sheepdog herding ducks into a pen.

That came in demonstrations provided by the Lincolnshire-based K9 Quackers display team and Mr Dixon said they had brought a lot of fun to the afternoon.

Other attractions included performances from the Stunt Mania motorcycle display team and the Earthquakes cheerleaders, fairground rides and music from the Springwood High School band.

King's Lynn Lions held their annual fun day on the Walks on Sunday. The Earthquakes Chearleaders. ANL-150706-205804009

King's Lynn Lions held their annual fun day on the Walks on Sunday. The Earthquakes Chearleaders. ANL-150706-205804009

The festivities were opened by borough mayor Colin Manning, following a parade to the fair site along the Broad Walk.

The money that the Lions make from the day will go towards the charities which the club supports throughout the year.

And Mr Dixon also paid tribute to the work of his club colleagues, who have been planning for the day 
since February, in staging the event.

He said: “It’s been a really good effort by the team and we’ve put on something for the community.

King's Lynn Lions held their annual fun day on the Walks on Sunday. ANL-150706-205717009

King's Lynn Lions held their annual fun day on the Walks on Sunday. ANL-150706-205717009

“That is what we’re here to do.”