Lots of fun in the sun at The Marches School's Family Day

Reporter:

Lucy Wain

Hundreds of people descended upon The Marches School in Oswestry on Saturday and enjoyed an abundance of fun and entertainment during its annual Family Fun Day.

The event, sponsored by Oswestry-based Arla Foods and raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, saw families flocking to make the most of the sunshine.

The dog show in aid of the Guide Dogs involved owners presenting their loyal friends in the Waggy Tail and Best Groomed Dog competition. Children from surrounding schools entered the inaugural talent contest with dance, vocal and instrumental performances.

A piñata cake and lavishly- decorated Turkish Delight cake were crowned overall winners of the bake-off competition.

Children battled with their friends wearing sumo suits, pedalled their way to make delicious smoothies on a bike competition in the Arla tent, bounced their way on inflatables, enjoyed pony rides, crazy golf, nerf guns, rodeo bull and the fun fair.

Kelly Parsons, fundraising, events and marketing manager, said: “We are delighted with the support from the community.

“We are proud to be raising money for worthwhile causes and would like to thank everyone who has generously supported the event, and to Arla Foods for making it happen.

“To round if off, the sunshine made a welcome appearance on the day.”

Tammy Huxley, training and development manager at Arla Foods UK, added: “Supporting the local communities in which we operate is important to our good growth strategy.

“We believe in bringing communities together, working collaboratively and creating engagement.

“We are delighted with the fantastic turnout and the success of the Fun Day.”

Pictures by Huw Davies

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