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WATCH: Fabulous fun for all at Rugby’s Spring Fair

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Whitehall Recreation Ground came alive with sound and colour for Rugby Spring Fair on Monday.

Thousands descended back to the event’s usual venue in the town centre.

It was organised by the Rotary Club of Rugby Dunsmore, who hope to smash last year’s target of £13,500 raised for worthwhile causes.

There was a fun fair, face-painting, dance demonstrations, charity stalls, tombolas and games.

Mark Dodds was at the event with his daughter Maisie.

He said: “I’m really impressed with this year’s spring fair. There’s so much for everyone to do and of course the weather helps.”

“It’s brilliant,” added Maisie.

“The rides are a lot of fun.”

The spring fair is one of the most popular family events held every year in the town, with regular attendances of up to 10,000 people of all ages.

For the past two years the Whitehall Rec has not been available due to the building of the new Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Sports Centre.

Mum Aimie Bennett and daughter Faye always look forward to the day.

“It just seems to get better,” said Aimie.

Faye said: “I’m really glad the sun is out. We love the spring fair.”

A dedicated team of eight Rotarians organise the event every year.

Project manager Ian Bentlett said: “Everyone seemed to really enjoy the fair this year.

“It was a brilliant family event that worked really well. The mayor did a great job. I’d also like to thank Joe Sadler for all his help and to all the people of Rugby who supported it.”

 

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