A COMMUNITY games afternoon has taken place at King George’s Field, Norton, under the Love Norton 14 banner.

Organised by the town’s churches, the event was one of a series being held to help promote what the churches do for individuals and businesses and bring the community together.

Reverend Rachel Hirst, from St Peter’s Church, said the afternoon, which included a barbecue, had gone well, with up to 150 people enjoying crafts, face painting, drumming and team games.

“The event was run by members of St Peter’s and Trinity Methodist Church with help from Brian and Daz from Label of Love, in Hull, who came to run the games,” she said.

They were also visited by The Mad Hatter and Tait Sievers, with permission from The Patisserie in Malton, where they had been visiting to promote Mad Hatter Tea. Tait, a circus performer, entertained the children.

Rev Hirst said: “It was great to see so many people enjoying fun and games on a sunny afternoon. That’s what Love Norton 14 is about – the community coming together and saying Norton is a good place to belong to and where good things can happen.”