Published on: Wednesday 19 Aug 2015 at 12:20
More than 2,000 people came along to support the family-friendly event at The Link social club, enjoying a whole host of attractions, from bouncy castles and classic cars to face painting and inflatable football.
There was also an array of stalls and sideshows as well as competitions including a Man vs Food-style contest, which saw the winner wolf his way through nine burgers in 12 minutes. Other attractions included a DJ, ice cream van, live music, tombola and a teddy bear auction hosted by Hospice mascot Clare the Bear.
Reyland Johnson co-director James Reyland said: “To say the day went well is an understatement, and it was amazing to see the people of Harlow pulling together to help such an amazing cause.
“At one point, I was working on the entry gate and was astonished to look up and see so many people lining up to get in and enjoy the fun. We were truly blessed with the weather on the day and this certainly helped to draw the crowd.”
He added: “Clare the Bear was fantastic and she really seemed to enjoy mixing with all age groups for photos galore and collecting all those extra pennies from people as they left. It was great to be involved in what was a brilliant event and, given the success and popularity of the fun day, we shall certainly look to do it again on an even bigger scale next year.”