Fantastic day for all the family at Renfest

Families packed out the fields of Rainworth Miners Welfare F.C at the weekend for a family fun day in the sun.

The day was in aid of Nottinghamshire based charity Dawson You Are My Sunshine, which fundraises for research into childhood cancer, the children’s cancer wards at QMC and for families who need urgent funds for life saving treatment, here in the UK or abroad.

Winston White gets a cooling off from Gabe White and Jannine Bexon at Renfest, United Kingdom, 14th July 2018. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Winston White gets a cooling off from Gabe White and Jannine Bexon at Renfest, United Kingdom, 14th July 2018. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

The charity was set up in memory of Dawson Willcock, who sadly lost his battle with Hepatablastoma in 2017.

Renfest also raised funds for other local organisations, which have not yet been confirmed.

The day was packed full of fun activities for all the family, including a demonstration of how to cut someone out of a car by Notts Fire Service, a football demonstration from Rainworth’s very own Mini Kicks team, beer tents , live bands, singers and dancers.

Team Vinyl kept revellers dancing in the field until late, playing a mix of music new and old.

For the youngsters, there was plenty to keep them entertained, including a bouncy castle, arts and crafts, festival face painting, fairground rides and glitter tattoos.

There were plenty of food stalls for hungry revellers, including burgers, roast pork, and a coffee and donughts stand.

Ian Randall, one of the organisers said: “It was an amazing day, lots of people came along and the weather was wonderful.

“The final total isn’t in yet, but we have raised over £3,000 for Dawson You are my sunshine, and some other local organisations that haven’t been finalised yet.”

“We had a beer tent, dance groups, eight or nine artists and bands, there was a great atmosphere all day.”

“ There was no trouble and everyone had a fantastic day.”