Families celebrate the Olympics with Mulbarton fun day

Families descended on a sunny Mulbarton Common at the weekend for an Olympics-inspired fun day.

A number of families brought picnics at lunchtime on Saturday and many more attended the Scouts Group's barbecue.

The afternoon events were opened at 2pm with a rap from the Mulbarton Cheer Team and a parade of a genuine Olympic torch from which the village beacon was lit by Brenda Yallop, wife of the late Charlie Yallop, parish councillor and active member of Scout Group and Village Hall committees.

The Cheer Team and Gym Club put on a grand performance in the ring, followed by a Zumba demonstration and whacky races for children and families.

There were a host of free activities surrounded the ring, including circus skills, sumo wrestling, monster feet, space hoppers, beat the goalie, bouncy castle, face painting, wellie wanging, coconut shy, and other activities by the guides and Mulbarton Church.

The event was a long time in the planning, thanks to the Rev Jess Stubenbord who initiated the idea and with a team from Mulbarton Church and representatives of local organisations

The parish council made a contribution and council chairman Peter Leigh organised the beacon, the road closure and cut the grass in the ring on the day.

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