Crowds out to enjoy Easter weekend in Dorset

Dorset Echo: Logan Fox and Keris Dacy with their Mad Hatter balloons Logan Fox and Keris Dacy with their Mad Hatter balloons

AN EGG-CELLENT time was had in Dorset as the county defied the weather to celebrate Easter Bank Holiday Weekend.

Events were held throughout the weekend to celebrate Easter, with organisers of the Easter Sunday fun not letting the rain dampen their spirits as the majority of the events went ahead.

A Pirate Day was held at the Nothe Fort with many attending in fancy dress and a live music event called ‘Tea on the Quay’ was held outside Rendezvous on the Weymouth Town Bridge.

On Saturday Air 107.2FM hosted a fundraising fete called ‘Kenyair’ to raise money for the radio station and for the Baragu Health Centre in Chogoria, Kenya.

The community radio station held the Easter Bunny Ball on Saturday on the playing fields of Westfield Arts College.

Included in the entertainment was Easter-themed games, arts and craft stalls, a bouncy castle, a giant Easter Bunny and six hours of live music to keep everyone entertained.

Aaron Mallon, the event manager, said: “This whole fundraiser is to raise money for local communities.

“With Air, it’s about raising money for the community radio show, and the Baragu Health centre is for the community of Chogoria.

“The fundraising event went quite well.

“The sun was shining, the music was blaring and peopled seemed to be having a good time, which was great.”

In the town centre The Mad Hatter, who was promoting the Weymouth Business Improvement District’s (BID) Alice in Wonderland Tea Party next weekend, performed outside the Argos store.

Nigel Reed, Weymouth BID manager, said: “He performed from 11am until 3pm, making balloon animals for children and walking down the street on stilts.

“He did very well and we got a lot of interest in the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party next weekend.”

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