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Medieval madness

Article information Published on: October 22, 2012 Updated on: November 8, 2012 Prepared by: Suzanne Newman

This year’s fun day, which had a medieval flavour, was held at the Maybridge Keystone Club on Saturday 13 October.

Chris Polden, Chair of Worthing Homes did the honours of opening the afternoon and this was quickly followed by a demonstration from the Worthing Panthers Cheerleaders Group.

The day had something for everyone; inside there was an art zone where crowns, swords and shields were decorated and adorned with jewels. Badge making which is always a popular activity along with tales of knights, princesses and dragons in the storytelling area. The pamper zone, where hand massages were on offer, was very busy and the biscuit decorating stand was a real treat! Local charity SASBAH, which was Worthing Homes chosen charity for this year’s fun day, ran a prize hoopla. There were also more traditional activities of prize bingo, face painting and temporary tattoos.

I am thrilled that over 400 people came to this year’s fun day, it beats last year in terms of attendance by over 100 people! The feedback we received is excellent, everyone had a fantastic time and the atmosphere was electric. Ruth Crack, Resident Involvement Co-ordinator from Worthing Homes

Outside you could test your skills on the castle catapult and spend some time in the stocks! And there was juggling, stilt walking and tight rope walking by Kate Wright and her team from Poi Passion for those that fancied trying some circus skills.

The highlights of the afternoon were a hog roast and two falconry displays by Julian of Huxley’s Birds of Prey Centre, Horsham who brought along owls, falcons and an eagle. The audience were encouraged to get involved with the demonstrations and the star of the show was Igor a European Eagle Owl who everyone got to stroke.

There were many prizes to be won and as the fun day drew to an end there was a fire show by Poi Passion.