‘Great’ family day held at Portishead marina
PUBLISHED: 16:11 25 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:12 25 July 2017
Families enjoyed a fun day at Portishead Quays Marina as two charities benefitted from the community coming together.
Festival On The Quay saw thousands of people flock to the marina to part take in games and activities.
Live music was played throughout the day and stalls were set up outside Hall & Woodhouse.
A quays marina spokesman said: “Special thanks, must go to the stall-holders and boat owners who donated prizes and gave up their time to help with the raffle and tombola, the Newfoundland Rescue Dogs who raised money for Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary and the staff at Hall & Woodhouse for supporting the event.”
The RNLI beach Buddies attended too, as did the coastguard team which was on hand to answer people’s questions about the work it does.
Parish Wharf Leisure Centre also held events too.
The spokesman added: “The disco was provided by Music Mike who gave up his time for free and kept toes tapping and crowds entertained during the afternoon.
“We were lucky enough to have the brilliant band Don’t Feed The Seagulls to keep the music and dancing going on into the evening.
“We were also joined by Bristol Zoo who bought along their very special visitor, Denzel who will be at the Clifton based Zoo, until September 3 along with a number of additional giant animatronic dinosaurs, a must-see this summer.
“The boat owners from Portishead Cruising Club took part in the yacht race out on the water and was won by the sailing yacht Rollercoaster, so congratulations to them.
“Overall, it was a great day for all the family and we hope to see you all there again next year.”
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