Family fun day boosts Dorchester Town football club

FAMILY DAY: Below, Isla, Kacey and Rory Campbell

FAMILY DAY: Fred and Liz White with their Jeep

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VISITORS had a ball at Dorchester Town FC’s annual community fun day.

The fundraiser on the Great Field at Poundbury raised almost £1,000 for the football club.

Held on Sunday from 10am to 5pm, the fun day offered something for the whole family with live music, craft stalls, a dog show, a mini soccer tournament, face painting, children’s rides and a bouncy castle.

Dave Read, one of the directors of the club, said: “We had a good number of people come up, for the dog show as well, and we were lucky with the weather.

“We asked all different funfair stalls to pitch up and had three or four charity stalls too because we encouraged them to show Dorchester that they’re out there.

“It’s difficult to say because we have to factor in costs but we’re expecting to have raised somewhere around £1000 for the club, which is great.”

Mr Read added: “It’s our aim over the next three years to do a lot more of these events to raise funds for the club, get out into the community and get support to keep us going because that’s so important.

“We really want to bring the community together so it was great that people turned up and had a lot of fun. We hope that if people enjoyed themselves they’ll come back next year.”

Mr Read said he would like to thank the Poundbury Residents’ Association for paying for the stage, South West Scaffolding for helping put the bandstand up in the rain and the town council for the use of the site.

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