Community day saved from the axe is a big success

Guinness Northern Counties' Housing Officer Haroon Rashid at the Funfest with Kazouko Karate Club
Guinness Northern Counties' Housing Officer Haroon Rashid at the Funfest with Kazouko Karate Club
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HUNDREDS of South Yorkshire residents were out in force at a family fun day, enjoying a host of activities such as laser quest, football coaching, a bouncy castle and an inflatable slide.

The Eastwood Fun Fest in Rotherham attracted more than 350 people to Eldon Road playing fields, with a mechanical rodeo bull, live music stalls and a funfair.

The event was on the verge of being cancelled because of a lack of funding, but went ahead after housing association Guinness Northern Counties pledged £2,000.

It also helped find additional support for the Fun Fest, organised for the last six years by Eastwood Village Community Association.

Extra funding came from Rotherham Council, the Together Housing Group and South Yorkshire Housing.

Brian Hamlin, community investment manager at Guinness Northern Counties, said: “The event was a huge success with families in the area. It was great.”