Record turnout at Worthing Homes community funday

A record turnout of 570 people attended this year's Worthing Homes funday, making it the most successful so far.

Wednesday, 10th August 2016, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:21 am
Children meet a snake at the event

Held at the Maybridge Keystone club, this annual event is organised and run by Worthing Homes.

However, it is not only limited to the residents, and also saw 142 people attending from the wider community.

Along with the usual activities such as face painting, temporary tattoos, Hoopla, hand massage and the coconut shy, there was a bouncy castle, soft play area, giant Jenga and welly throwing, whilst Jaws n Claws provided some educational fun with the stars of their company. Pete Ridge and his band entertained the crowds with music throughout the day and the lovely ladies from Nefertiri belly dancing demonstrated their moves and gave the crowds an opportunity to take part in a dance lesson. Meanwhile Mark and his team from The Empty Plate café catered for the large number of people in attendance.

Enjoying the barbeque

The day also played host to a number of other organisations who are based in and around Worthing such as the Wellbeing Hub, Southern Water, ESTEEM (young people’s services), Warming Worthing (knitting group), West Sussex County Council recycling trailer, Durrington community cycle project and Tarring Neighbourhood Watch (bike marking).

Clive Cavanagh, community development manager, said “What an amazing day, the weather was glorious and the turnout was amazing. The opportunity to put on events like these and have fun with the community is what makes our job so worthwhile”.

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