Hundreds turn out for family fun day

Hundreds of people descended on Gate Helmsley for a fundraising family fun day in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

BATA Country Store, just of the A166, organised a range of attractions in its yard behind the store for families to enjoy.

Organiser of the family fun day Jackie Dixon (holding dog) with her band of helpers (BATA NPOC ROG270627).

Organiser of the family fun day Jackie Dixon (holding dog) with her band of helpers (BATA NPOC ROG270627).

These included a bouncy castle, bbq, face painting, a raffle and music from Minster FM.

About 700 people visited the event throughout the day.

Paul Carter, supervisor at the country store, said: “It was a success.

“We will most probably do it again in the future.”
All funds raised on the day have ben donated to Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Mr Carter added: “We just thought it is a good cause. You never know when you might need it yourself.

“It relies on funding and costs a lot of money to keep going.”

For more pictures, see next Thursday’s Pocklington Post (4 June).