THOUSANDS poured into Trowbridge Town Park on Saturday for the third edition of the Alzheimer’s Support family fun day.

The park was packed as excited attendees were treated to fancy dress competitions, live music, gladiator jousting, inflatables, stalls, a football shootout and much more.

The Trowbridge-based charity’s head of communications, Stephany Bardzil, was delighted with how the day went, which ended up raising around £4,000.

“The park was so busy and the place was buzzing for a great day out of free activities,” she said.

“You could see that everyone really enjoyed the event. In the morning in particular, the place was packed. The numbers reduced because of the football, but that is understandable.

“The fancy dress competition went down really well for a first attempt and the other activities were really well received too.”

Unfortunately the dog show had to be cancelled due to the heat.

“It was a shame that we had to cancel it on welfare grounds but it was the right call to make for the dogs,” she said.

“It was nice to hear from a lot of people that they supported the decision because it was not worth the risk.”

The Star Wars Comic Con figures and a replica of the Delorean car from Back to the Future was on show too.

Event sponsor, apetito, was praised by many for helping the event to run so smoothly.

“I want to thank Apetito for sponsoring this great event. They support us so well,” said Stephany.

“They came early in the morning to help set up, their volunteers were so helpful and so dedicated and they were there in the evening as well, we could not have asked for much more.

“We had some great musical acts, such as the Terry Hill Big Band, Holbrook Primary, Robert Bowden, Falling Fish and Clarity Choir. It was such a fun day for all.”

There was also a refreshment tent, including a barbecue, ice cream, cream teas and cake.

Throughout the year, apetito fundraises for its two partner charities; Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Support.

Last year, apetito raised £30,000 for the two charities.