Pub fun day in aid of charity set to become annual event

PUBLISHED: 17:26 06 September 2017

A young girl enjoys the bungee seat. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

A young girl enjoys the bungee seat. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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A bank holiday Monday fun day at The Butcher's Arms in North End, Dunmow raised £2,000 for the Essex Air Ambulance.

This sporting stall-holder was invited into the stocks just so the children had someone to squirt at. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOThis sporting stall-holder was invited into the stocks just so the children had someone to squirt at. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Two youngsters play with water pistols. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOTwo youngsters play with water pistols. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The donkeys' field was was used for the fun day. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOThe donkeys' field was was used for the fun day. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

On one of the hottest days of the year, over 400 people took part during the day enjoying live music, bungee trampolines, a bouncy castle, a football game and other traditional games such as smack the rat and a huge buzz wire (where you have to pull an implement along a wire without touching it) created by landlord Andy Hyde as well as crafts, stalls - and donkeys.

A hog roast went down well. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOA hog roast went down well. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The event enjoyed live music. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOThe event enjoyed live music. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Families enjoying the charity fun day at The Butcher's Arms. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOFamilies enjoying the charity fun day at The Butcher's Arms. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The music was provided by singer Ritchie and his jazz band Twisted Soul, guitarist Pete George and the country and western singer Speedy.

Andy and Julie Hyde took over the pub just about a year ago. Julie said: “We had a fantastic day, the weather was wonderful and we made a lovely lot of money for a charity that everyone wants to help. It was such a success that we hope this will be an annual event from now on.”

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