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Community day proves lots of fun!

Published on 17/07/15

A community fun day, recently held at Orchard School Bristol, certainly did what it said on the tin!

A community fun day, recently held at Orchard School Bristol, certainly did what it said on the tin!

Hundreds of members of the local community gathered together at the Horfield secondary school, for a sunny afternoon of fun and games – all while raising money for The Ranch.

Over £871 will be going towards helping the Southmead charity re-build its playground, which was destroyed by a fire in June.

Children enjoyed a number of activities at the event – held in conjunction with With One Voice Partnership – including a climbing wall, bouncy castle, and bungee run.

 Games included a human fruit machine, splat the teacher, hook-a-duck, tin-can challenge and sweet roulette.

Families were also able to swap clothes, get their faces and nails painted, make juggling balls and cress heads, as well as purchase bric-a-brac items, books, jewellery, and insect hotels.

Bristol Green Capital project 'one day : Day One – Resilience' – a pop-up dome, painted with futuristic phrases and imagery – encouraged youngsters to share their views, and ask questions about the future.

And artist 'Flagged Up' offered children the opportunity to write positive messages for our future world.

A BBQ enticed hoards of hungry tummies, while music by a local singing group kept everyone entertained.

The fun-filled afternoon was then rounded off with a raffle, where fantastic prizes – including a signed Bristol City football club shirt and entry to ss Great Britain – were up for grabs.

A spokesperson from The Ranch said: “We really appreciate all the young people choosing to give the money raised from today's event to The Ranch.

“From that devastating day, there's been such an overwhelming response from the local community - donations have been flying in.

“A big thank you to you all and hopefully you can come and see in the spring, the new state-of-the-art structure, which would have been built. The fire will just be a faded memory.”

The Ranch needs to raise £10,000 to rebuild the play park.

Click here to view photos from the Community Fun Day!