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In pictures: Almsford Community Fun Day a huge success

NADV 1805203AM4 Almsford Community Fun day. Members of The St. Aelred's Irish Dance Group.  (1805203AM4)
NADV 1805203AM4 Almsford Community Fun day. Members of The St. Aelred's Irish Dance Group. (1805203AM4)

Hundreds of friends and supporters of Pannal Ash Junior FC savoured the family atmosphere at this year’s Almsford Community Fun Day.

Last year’s fun day was a hit, and the overwhelming verdict from those attending on Sunday seemed to be that this year’s event was even better - with crowds filling the playing fields to celebrate the football club’s 40th anniversary, and their nearly completed club pavilion.

Fun day committee member Anna Woollven said: “It is incredible how much the community has supported it - not just today by coming down, but so many people have been volunteering and helping us leading up to the event. It’s been a huge community effort.”

Dozens of stalls and family activities were organised for the day, and live music from groups including the All Together Now choir, The Nightjars, and the Harrogate Youth Wind Orchestra also wowed the crowds.

The fun day was officially opened by Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones.

Manning a tombola stall on the day, George Ruttock, who has played for Pannal Ash Junior FC’s under-11s side for four years, said: “It’s a fun day, I meet up with my friends here, and most of them play for Pannal Ash.”

Also running a stall, Kate Caine, a mum of three boys who play for the club, said: “This is the best fundraiser we do, it really brings the community together.”

The money raised from the event will go towards fitting out the football club’s new pavilion.