Village hosts fundraising fun of truly Olympic proportions

MHDE-03-09-11 OLYMPICS SEP03 (1)'Norton village olympics.'Pictured are Tristan Durrell ( 10 ) & Seamus Durrell ( 7 )
MHDE-03-09-11 OLYMPICS SEP03 (1)'Norton village olympics.'Pictured are Tristan Durrell ( 10 ) & Seamus Durrell ( 7 )

GOLD, silver and bronze medals were handed out on Saturday when a village hosted an ‘Olympic’ day of fun.

The Norton Village Olympics were organised by the Norton Village Community Association in preparation for next year’s much-anticipated event in London.

The day kicked off with a treasure hunt, plus sunflower and garden tray competitions.

Then in the afternoon the ‘olympic’ games got under way.

Roger Saunders, one of the organisers, said: “It was mainly aimed at the children.

“What we did was have a selection of fun games going on, such as welly wanging, skittles, bouncing balls into buckets, penalty shoot-outs and other things.

“They competed in age groups and collected points as they went around the different games, and medals were given out accordingly.

“It was just generally a good fun day for everyone.

“We had all the traditional village things as well, like cake and jam stalls, which was where we made money to cover our costs as it was free to enter.

“In the end we had a little money left over which we will use to subsidise a Christmas dinner in our local pub for over-65s in the village.”