An Easter charity day has raised £180 for a good cause after the community turned out in force to show its support.

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Sweyn Close, in Thetford, hosted an Easter Fun Day run by housing provider, Flagship Housing, in aid of Help for Heroes and Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

A bouncy castle, face painting, egg and spoon race, fishing for treasure, racing ferrets and a raffle helped raise £182.27 for the charities.

The event was also kicked off with a litter pick by Flagship’s Junior Rangers.

Stuart Wright, mayor of Thetford, opened the event.

He said: “It was a great pleasure to open the Fun Day at the new Sweyn Close development. I have known the area as my grandparents lived in Fulmerston Road.”

Developed by Flagship, the 66 newly built homes on Sweyn Close, Viking Mews and Anglian Close, were part of a regeneration project on the Barnham Cross estate.

Completed in January 2013, the homes were the result of close partnership working with Breckland Council and Thetford Town Council.

Resident Linda Carr moved into her new two-bedroom bungalow in January 2013. “I love my home. I’m so lucky, it’s a beautiful property. I never thought I would live in anything like this.”

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