A family fun day was a big success, raising twice as much for charity as organisers had hoped.

The fun day, hosted at the Weymouth Rugby Club, raised more than £2,000 for Weldmar Hospicecare.

Organiser Caroline Lampard said: "I was worried people wouldn't turn up but I was amazed, and thrilled at how busy it was.

"I had a few friends helping run our stalls and games, if I realised how busy it would be I'd have definitely enlisted more help.

"We couldn't have managed without their help and I'm so thankful I have such good friends."

Caroline and her co-organiser LaToya Allport originally planned the event as a fundraiser to help them reach the minimum amount required to participate in a charity trek across the Sahara desert in November - but they raised more than enough with prior fundraisers.

Caroline says the event was so well attended they filled both car parks and had to use the second rugby pitch for parking.

She added: "The nicest thing was seeing families sat on picnic blankets watching their kids play while listening to music.

"I'd also like to thank all the stall holders that turned up that day, they all seemed to enjoy the day, several of them commented on what a lovely atmosphere there was.

"Most of them have asked to be included next time we organise a family fun day. LaToya and I hadn't planned on doing this again, but it seemed to go down so well we're considering making this an annual event."