By Rach Griffiths
Willaston club was the place to be today as the Nantwich and District branch of the Royal British Legion held their annual funday to raise funds for the popular charity.
People turned up in droves in the lovely sunshine at what would be one of their biggest fund raisers at the club yet.
There were lots of things to do for all of the family from the minute you walked through the club gates.
There was a Bouncy Castle, Frog-in-the-Bog, Bowling, Tombola, Paintball Range, Coconut Shy, Splat the Rat and many other things for people to do.
Like last years funday there was also the Maggot Racing competition, this years Maggots were Micks Maggot, Poppy Appeal, Wiggly Jiggly, Paintball Pete, Sonic, Chadwicks Chaser, Raving Rach, Luscious Lesley, Daves Delight and Sparks Will Fly all competing to be the overall winner and race to the top of the leaderboard over the five races to be held over the course of the day.
We had no idea what was going to happen but astonishingly the first race took a mammoth 13 minutes to complete, after the Maggots had limbered themselves up a bit Sparks will Fly finally managed to cross the finish line in first place. Luckily the next races were much quicker.
Daves Delight finally reigned supreme and was crowned the winner with the fastest overall time of 43.1 seconds to cross the finish line which won his owner Ellie a box of chocolates.
Next came the Jelly eating competition, the rules are that it is the first person to eat the jelly with your hands behind your back, this always makes for a fun thing to watch.
The childrens competition was won by Rosie and the adults section was taken by Jake.
The ‘Pot of Gold’ draw was very popular and people were still queuing for a go of this until about 3 seconds before the draw was closed.
A lucky winner that was pulled from the barrell by Phil from the RBL won themselves a whopping 50% of the money that the draw raised so well done to them.
‘Mick the Chips’ was on hand feeding everyone today with delicious burgers and hotdogs, he was very busy and kept everyone fed and refreshed, he did so well he even had the ‘Ketchup Song played for him for all of his hard work.
The entertainment was provided by Excalibur Entertainment of Crewe, Jay C teamed up with them to provide what was a very amusing commentary during the racing sessions, some great music was played during the day and the kids and parents were busy dancing the afternoon away to the likes of Gangnam Style, the Casper Slide and other summertime hits.
All in all it was a brilliant day for the organisers, the RBL volunteers and staff of the club.
Some local Brownies from the 4th Nantwich group were on hand to help on the day so they received a special thanks of a Brownie helper badge that were designed by the Nantiwch RBL branch themselves.
The total for last year has been smashed and stands at over £600 and still rising.
The RBL volunteers have said they know they have doubled last years total and will update us when they have had the final count up.
A big thanks goes to Karen, Pete and the RBL team for inviting us down to day.
Another mention must go to Excalibur Entertainment for kindly providing the music and fun atmosphere, it really set off the day for all who attended.
Thanks to Mick for the burgers and the club for the drinks, it kept us all going throughout the hot afternoon.
To find out more about the Nantwich and District Branch of the RBL and the work that they do please visit them on the link below