Thu, 23 Jun 2016
THATCHAM’S Family Fun Day is almost here.
The popular free event will return to the Henwick Worthy playing fields on Sunday.
The fun day will be officially opened by the mayor of Thatcham, Ellen Crumly, at 11am and runs until 4pm.
Youngsters aged under 16 can sign up for the Thatcham Sports Network fun runs from 11am, and the first race will be held at 1.45pm.
The parade of cars, organised by Thatcham Rotary Club, will take place in the morning, subject to conditions on the day.
Other events include a charity dog show, Pelham’s Fun Fair and more than 50 stalls run by local clubs, organisations and charities which will be seeking support and raising funds on the day.
The dog show returns for the third year and has been sponsored by Oscar Pet Foods.
Each entry will receive a goody bag and there are rosettes for the winners and runners up.
Judging of the first category will take place at noon and registration will be open from 11am.
Residents can enter their pooch for best puppy, best veteran, best rescue, best trick, waggiest tail and best junior handler.
The day, organised by Thatcham Town Council, ends with the friendly tug of war competition.
The tug is open to any team of six pullers who should register with the town council either in advance or on the day.
Thatcham Family Fun Day raises money for various charities including the mayor’s charities of 2016-17, which are Breast Cancer Care and The League of Friends at West Berkshire Community Hospital.