Assault course fun in Earby

Kian Cawood, four with Aaron Barnes from Commando Joes on the assault course at the Earby Community Centre funday
Kian Cawood, four with Aaron Barnes from Commando Joes on the assault course at the Earby Community Centre funday

New Road Community Centre in Earby opened its doors to the town on Saturday when it hosted a community fun day.

And hundreds turned up to get involved with the games and activities on offer to the delight of event organisers.

Nicky Smith with the sweet  tombolla and Libby Foster, ten, George Bond, ten, Amabel Foster, eight and Naomi Bond, seven at the Earby Community Centre funday

Nicky Smith with the sweet tombolla and Libby Foster, ten, George Bond, ten, Amabel Foster, eight and Naomi Bond, seven at the Earby Community Centre funday

The star attraction was Commando Joe, an assault course for all ages, and there was a street dancing performance by Springfield Primary School children, a display by the Belly Buddies belly dancers, a pet show, stalls and games which kept families entertained all day.

Community Association Chairman David Hartley said: “I would say the numbers were in the hundreds, it was pretty good. Lots and lots of people came along.

“I think the most exciting activity was Commando Joe which was really good for the kids.

“We have raised in the region of £900 from the day which is very good and this will go to improvements to the community centre which is great news.

Claire Conboy from Partylite with Arlo Robinson, seven and Bodi Wright, six at the Earby Community Centre funday

Claire Conboy from Partylite with Arlo Robinson, seven and Bodi Wright, six at the Earby Community Centre funday

“We were more interested in getting people through the doors with the fun day though, in particular the youngsters, and we have done that so it’s a double achievement.

“Thank you to all those involved in helping to make it so successful.”

Rob Simpson with son Lucan Simpson, two and James Ingham with daughter Ella-May Louise Ingham, three at the Earby Community Centre funday

Rob Simpson with son Lucan Simpson, two and James Ingham with daughter Ella-May Louise Ingham, three at the Earby Community Centre funday