Hundreds turn out at Balby family fun day

On the up: Sgt Craig Wilson and Staff Sergeant Mark Davies, of Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadets, pictured helping Dennie-Jo Cherry, six, and Jordan Pinder, ten, both of Balby, on the climbing wall. Picture: Marie Caley D2709MC.
On the up: Sgt Craig Wilson and Staff Sergeant Mark Davies, of Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadets, pictured helping Dennie-Jo Cherry, six, and Jordan Pinder, ten, both of Balby, on the climbing wall. Picture: Marie Caley D2709MC.

MORE than 200 people enjoyed an action-packed family fun day in the heart of a Doncaster estate.

As well as a climbing wall, the event in the Waverley Avenue “Bull Ring” in Balby featured a host of attractions for adrenalin junkies, including sumo wrestlers, a rodeo bull, bungee run and laser quest.

Tours of police cars and fire engines and a driving simulator also caused excitement and quieter activities on offer included Art in the Park.

On a more serious note, the Success Doncaster bus stopped by to give people the opportunity to find out about the support the programme can offer to job-seekers, people starting up in business or those who need support with matters such as financial management and debt advice.

Community spirit was still in evidence the following day when an environment day and garden competition were organised involving litter picking and filling skips with unwanted household items.

The event was organised by Guiness Northern Counties Housing Association and Doncaster Council along with South Yorkshire Housing, which helped fund the event.

Brian Hamlin, community investment manager at Guiness Norhern Counties, said: “it was really good to work with Doncaster Council again on this project. Over 200 people have turned out for this event. It’s been a great success and we’re looking forward to working together with them on the next event.”

Guiness is one of the UK’s largest housing associations.