Hundreds of families came together to have some fun and help a hospice.

St Luke’s Hospice, Basildon, hosted the annual event with plenty of entertainment for the whole community.

Diane Chester, St. Luke’s community fundraiser and one of the organisers, said: “We are extremely pleased with how the day went, and that everybody’s hard work has paid off.

“We are very grateful to so many businesses, organisations and people in our community.

“They all come together in so many ways to make this event happen and be the great success that is was and I want to thank everyone for their help and support’’

There was a variety of community groups who provided entertainment at the hospice event.

Those performing included Wickford Majorettes, Kudos Lion dancers, violinist Cameron Southcott, Sutherland Pipe and Drums, Thurrock Marching Brass, Hand’s around Morris dancers and the Hospice’s very own St. Luke’s Singers.

More than 50 stalls and side-shows also provided cream teas, Indian cuisine, barbecues and there was even dog shows together with traditional stalls such as tombola and raffle stalls.

The day also benefited from the sun shining down on the visitors.

The money raised will go towards supporting St Luke’s Hospice.