More than 100 people turned out to enjoy some end of summer fun in the sun as an estate’s family fun day went down a storm.
Dodnaze Family Fun Day, held on field behind the community centre at Hirst Grove, Hebden Bridge, saw performances from Hebden Bridge Brass Band, children’s races, a cake bake sale competition, bee demonstrations by Todmorden-based Bee Credible and more.
Josie McCarthy, who works at the community centre as a control development worker, said: “It went absolutely fantastic. We had over 100 people come.
“We had Hebden Bridge Brass Band, we had cake bake stalls and a lot of the children took part in community games like the egg and spoon race. They all won medals and things and everybody had a fantastic time. The weather was lovely as well.”
Josie said she would like to thank Word of Mouth in Hebden Bridge for donating bean bags for the games.
Josie, who has been working for the centre since January, added the event came as a reward for all the hard work from the children and local community over the summer.
She said: “As we’ve been promoting the centre with people using it throughout the summer it was a bit of a treat for the local residents and the kids, to use the space and generally have a nice day out as a community.
“It’s the first time I’ve run a big event like that since I’ve started work there in January.”
The Dodnaze Community Centre has been running since 2004 and was transformed from an unused shop through the help of residents’ input and grants.
The centre offers a wide range of activities for local residents and people from the wider community.