A RECORD turnout helped Neston and Box Scout Group raised around £2,000 at their annual Hog and Hoe fundraiser.

The event has grown in popularity over the years, with over 300 adults and children turning up to enjoy the fun on Neston Recreation Ground.

Music was provided by the Electric Lobsters, who guided dancers through the steps and kept a large group dancing all day.

Nick Sheppard, Assistant Cub Scout Leader, said: “There was a great atmosphere; as soon as the band started playing, everyone was up dancing.

“Our estimated total of £2,000 is a great increase on last year’s event, which raised just over £1,000.

“There was a good mix of parents and members of the local community, so the support the event received was great.”

Scout Group Leader Ian Munford thanked visitors for attending and local businesses for supporting the event on September 17, and Scout Group Chairman Alastair Gill who explained how the proceeds will support the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts.

Neston Playgroup were also involved and raised funds through their sweet stall.

Children played on the bouncy castle and challenged each other to duels on the gladiator inflatable, whilst adults enjoyed a hog roast and drinks at the licensed bar, provided by The Neston Country Inn, Corsham and The Langley Tap, Chippenham.