A family funday hosted by The Noise took place at St John’s Church, Southbourne today.
There were bouncy castles, a barbecue and a games for children and families, who came out to enjoy the sunshine.
However, one of the main attractions was Elmer the double decker bus, borrowed from Graylingwell Chapel in Chichester. The bus is hollowed out allowing for games to be played inside.
The bus was painted by students from The University of Chichester art department.
Jon Robinson, youth and church worker, said: “It is a great day for the community and completely free for everyone to enjoy themselves. We are having a big push for community involvement, and its great to see the children here enjoying themselves.”
Vicar Clive Jenkins, said: “We just want to give a boost to the local area and provide space where children and families are free to enjoy themselves.”
A number of volunteers were also helping out on the funday.
Anne, from Southbourne, said she ‘really enjoyed’ working with the church group, and said it was important for the church to engage with the community.
The church is working with Chichester District Council and Sussex Police on a community initiative called ROC, Redeeming Our Communities where projects such as City Angels have developed.
The next meeting of ROC will take place on July 2, at 7pm.
For more information visit www.roc.uk.com