NEIGHBOURS on a Bolton street decided they had so much fun at a Jubilee street party they wanted to carry on — with an Olympic party.
So they got out the gazebos, table, chairs and bunting and turned Kingwood Avenue in Heaton into a mini Olympic arena.
And while there was no cycling, 100-metre sprint or rowing, everyone enjoyed the family relay, wellie throwing, beanbag archery, paper plane races and a space hopper race, with gold, silver and bronze stickers for the winners at a medal presentation.
There was a show of flags, including one for Team Kingwood, at the closing ceremony, which was followed by food and a chance to sample the dessert competition entries — Olympic and swimming pool cakes.
To round off the day, there was a Best of Britain and an Olympic quiz. The £50 raised was for the Hospice at Home campaign. Co-organiser, Mary Parry, said: “It was wonderful.
We decided to capitalise on our Jubilee Party and it brought us all together. We are already looking forward to next summer.”
Bolton Hospice ’s Hospice at Home appeal, supported by The Bolton News, raises money so the hospice can provide care for people who want to spend the end of their life at home.