THERE was fun in the sun in Hillworth Park, Devizes on Saturday when the town’s PHAB club put on the style for its biggest fundraising event of the year.

Club chairman Terry Bazeley asked for people to show their support for the club which provides support for disabled people but is under threat of a grant cut from Wiltshire Council.

With blue skies and temperatures on the rise money worries could be put to one side as PHAB members were joined by other charities and organisations for the annual push walk.

A highlight of the event is always the fancy dress costumes. Rona Bushell was awarded first prize for her colourful creation of flowers which looked right at home in the park setting.

Mayor Judy Rose and PHAB club president Paula Winchcombe presented her with a

Pat Putland also looked the part as Medallion Queen with an array of medals around her neck.

Other stand out costumes were sported by Neil Hanes as Batman, Christopher Brewer as a Smurf and Juliet Bazeley s a chicken.

The event raises money not just for Devizes PHAB but also allows other charities to collect sponsorship for their own causes and split the money fifty fifty with PHAB.

This year’s fundraising and show of support for the club was particularly important as Devizes PHAB along with other organisations across the county have been threatened with grant cuts by Wiltshire Council.

An immediate reduction in funds was stopped a the eleventh hour after a huge outcry but the council is now carrying out consultation.

Wiltshire Council’s cabinet member John Thomson said:“We value friendship groups and have proposed a friendship club that is county wide, uses community premises and locations, is co-produced with those that use it and is self-sustaining in the long term.”