VILLAGERS got their sports gear on as they took part in the seventh annual Broughton Gifford Games day at the weekend.

Over 30 events took place for both children and adults such as tug of war, a frisbee throw, a scooter dash, bowls and more.

For the last seven years, the event has been organised by residents of the village with funding from Wasp, Wiltshire and Swindon Sport.

Christopher Fielden, one of the organisers who lives in the village said: "The first year we held the game was in 2012 as a spoof on the London olympics.

"Since then we have run the games every year as it is went so well.

"We usually see around 300 people compete in around 30 events, however due to the football there was slightly less people this year, but it was still a great success.

"The games day is a great way to get the community together and keep them active.

"We see people of all ages take part, our oldest medal winner was in her 80's and the youngest was three. We try to make it as inclusive for everyone as possible.

"It isn't a fundraising event, but this year we split the money earned from events between our village magazine, the cricket club and St Mary's church.

"We plan on keeping the BG games going next year."

MP Michelle Donelan also attended and handed out medals to event winners.

She said: “I was delighted to give out the medals at the Broughton Gifford Village Games this weekend.

"For years I have been given this honour and I was very privileged to have been asked again.

"It was a wonderful event that brought together the local community of all ages and abilities and shares the very best aspects of village life.

"It was fantastic to be part of an event that was about having fun, promoting sport and healthy living and Broughton Gifford is just one of the fantastic local communities right across the constituency.”