Rain didn’t stop play at the last band concert of the season in Oakham.
Oakham Town Council marked the end of the band concert season with a special fun day in Cutts Close in Oakham.
Wrinkle Rock played for the last concert and even when heavy rain meant most of the activities stopped at 4pm, the public were still dancing in the rain and enjoying the band!
There was a tombola which raised about £200 for Marie Curie Cancer Care, while Jane Jones ran a book stall and raised a similar amount, which will be split between the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.
The Lions Club of Rutland provided a food tent and dished up 400 burgers and sausage rolls, while Oakham town councillor Joyce Lucas and a host of volunteers provided tea and coffee.
The youngsters also had a fantastic day with Connie Taylor proving a huge success with her face painting stand.
Town councillor Jasmine Hopkins also set up a story book tent with colouring for the children.
The bouncy castle proved popular, as did the fire engine provided by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue.
Town councillor Adam Lowe and his wife Julie also ran a variety of traditional amusements which included a splat the rat, skittles, name the bear and a treasure island game.
Coun Lowe said the event was a huge success and marked the end of an equally successful series of band concerts.
He said that Oakham Town Council is already planning to hold similar events in Cutts Close next year, but is hoping to work in closer partnership with the organisers of the Oakham Festival and Proms in the Park to ensure events don’t clash and that there is something for everyone.