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King’s Lynn Lions fun day is a roaring success

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Crowds gathered in the sunshine for another successful King’s Lynn Lions Fun Day at The Walks on Sunday, with over 60 good causes benefitting from generous donations.

Providing families with a day of free entertainment for the 16th year in a row, organisers welcomed visitors of all ages with a packed programme of live entertainment, including birds of prey displays and drill demonstrations.

Peter Dixon, the club’s activities co-ordinator, said: “By the size of the crowds, which were the biggest we have had in 16 years, all of the stalls had a very successful day.

“We were very pleased with how everything went and it was so rewarding to see so many there.

“The one thing we couldn’t control – the weather– was on top form.”

He added: “Lots of people turned out early to watch the parade along the Broad Walk, which was led by the City of Norwich Pipe Band, and we had around 300 members of various youth groups there as well.”

The programme of entertainment in the main arena also included performances from the Streetwise dance group, the Earthquakes cheerleading group, Kelly’s Dive Crew and the Lavender Hill Mob.

Peter said: “There was lots of entertainment for the children with puppet shows and for the older ones, there were the steam-powered gallopers which attracted lots of people to the funfair.

“We’d like to say a huge thank-you to the park manager and to all of the staff and volunteers who helped out on the day.”

Any money that the club makes from the day will go towards meeting the estimated £3,000 costs of staging the event each 
year.

 

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