'Amazing' turn out at Jarrow fun day

Hedworthfield Community Association family fun day. Charlotte, Alicia and Amber with their painted faces.
Hedworthfield Community Association family fun day. Charlotte, Alicia and Amber with their painted faces.

Hundreds of people came along to a family fun day to show their support for a Jarrow community association.

Crowds turned out in force to Hedworthfield Community Association event on Saturday to enjoy a range of activities.

Balloon making at Hedworthfield Community Association Family Funday.

Balloon making at Hedworthfield Community Association Family Funday.

The association which runs club OSCARS for children, said the event aimed to bring the community together as well as raising funds to pay for a mini bus to collect the children from school.

The club provides out of school care including breakfast clubs, after school clubs and full day holiday care.

It also supports children with special educational needs and disabilities. The association also supports the community through a range of activities.

Trustee and vice chairwoman Geraldine Kilgour said it was an amazing day which everyone enjoyed.

Hedworthfield Community Association family fun day.

Hedworthfield Community Association family fun day.

She said: “The event ran from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday and we had displays from McMullen School of Performing Arts along with Headworth Gymnasts who entertained visitors.

“We also had loads of stalls from organisations including Healthwatch.

“It was an absolutely amazing day despite the weather, which picked up and we even had some residents who came down when it started and come back again later on.”

The association said a mini bus would cost around £17,000 and would allow the club to provide 30 hours of care from September and cater for the increasing numbers of children at the club.

Geraldine added: “We have a huge amount of local support and that is what we depend on.

“We just want to be able to give something back to the community so we held this big family event and it was lovely.”