DEVIZES green became a showcase for ways to stay fit and healthy on Saturday as more than 40 stands were set up to show there is plenty to do in the market town.

Devizes Rotary Club worked with the Devizes Community Area Wellbeing Group to host the town's first Wellbeing Day on Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

Rotary member Cliff Evans said: "We are hoping that the day has shown people what a great range of services and activities we have available to help improve our health and wellbeing in the area.

"There are some fantastic organisations out there that can give help and support to people, but often those people are unaware that the groups exist.”

Although many of the activities were aimed at older people there was something to keep everyone entertained. The newly formed Devizes Children's Choir sang, there was a dog show and donkeys.

Mr Evans said: "Over 40 exhibitors were there representing many of the services that are available. These ranged from transport, health and security services to day centres, care homes and the NHS.

"Many clubs and groups were also there to explain what recreational activities they provide, and some of them were even able to give demonstrations of the interesting things they get up to.

"All of this, together with the fact that visitors could say hello to a couple of donkeys and watch dogs competing for the title of Most Fabulous Fella, Best Rescue Dog, Loveliest Lady and Gorgeous Golden Oldie while listening to music from the 1920s to the 1950s helped to create a very relaxed and fun atmosphere.

"Then, to cap it all off, the day was concluded when visitors were treated to some wonderful singing from both adult and children’s choirs, who then joined forces to sing together. Great stuff."