On Saturday 7th August Anglian Sports and Social Club hosted the Family Fun Fayre which included a return of the 80’s classic game show “It’s a Knock Out”.
Generous weather conditions and over 1000 people created a fantastic day with everyone enjoying a massive range of games, activities and family fun all in aid of local charities East Anglian Air Ambulance and John Grooms Court (Livability).
The event, organised by Anglian’s Lizzi Lundean and Lydia Moy was held in the grounds of the Anglian social club. The Bishop of Norwich, Rt. Rev. Graham James, was joined by Canon Richard Bowett and retired ITV newscaster Michael Brunson to open the event. They represented John Grooms Court one of the charities to benefit from the Fun Fayre.
The giant (well three to be exact) was one of the challenges faced by six teams entering the It’s a Knock Out competition.
As well as donning the huge costumes and then trying to run over a surface that was constantly being moved by their opponents, contestants also ran the gauntlet of slippery slopes, wet sponges, a castle wall and finding socks in a giant washing machine crammed with foam!!
Eventual winners were ‘The Lads’, made up of Darren Gooch, Wayne Morris, Brandon Spinks. Kai Munnery and Matty Daynes.
The bucking bronco was just one of many other attractions which included fairground stalls, crazy golf, bouncy castle and a 24foot climbing wall as pictured above.
Other activities included a fabulous circus skills workshop, some talented youngsters demonstrating martial arts, face painting and stalls selling a range of different items from hand-painted shoes to children’s clothes and Anglian memorabilia including furniture from last year’s Hampton Court Palace garden show.
The Blog team caught up with Lizzi Lundean, Anglian’s Events and Incentives Co-ordinator and asked her about the Family Fun Fayre:“This was our first Family Fun Fayre in over 10 years and my first experience of organizing such a vast array of activities. We had an amazing response with over 1,000 visitors from our local community showing their support. Everyone had a fantastic time, well worth all the hard work. I would like to thank everyone for their help in making our Family Fun Fayre such a great success“
All the monies raised will be divided between three charities Broadland High School, the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Livability’s John Groom Court in Norwich.
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