THE first ever Helsby Day was a success as about 2,000 people turned out to the fun day.
Helsby-based businesses, families and organisations took in all the attractions on show, including a rounders cup, maypole dancing, face painting and children’s rides.
Club development officer Michelle Pickstock said: “As well as raising some much- needed funds for the club, the event has succeeded in raising the profile of the Helsby Community Sports Club and the Helsby Village Action Group.Š People are already talking about next year.”
The event was held at Helsby Community Sports Club on Sunday and was organised by Helsby Village Action Group and the sports club.
Sharlands Amusements provided childrens rides and Helsby Puppy School hosted a dog show with categories including “waggiest tail”.
Crowds of all ages enjoyed miniature steam train rides while Helsby Running Club organised a family fun race.Š
Helsby Tennis Club showed off flood-lit courts by organising a fastest serve competition and providing taster sessions.
Other attractions included pancakes, cakes and a prize tombola from Helsby and Elton Guides, Brownies and Rainbows, craft, plant and book sales, stalls from the Women’s Institute, Cheshire Footpaths Society and Vale Royal Leisure Services.