CROWDS enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon in St Bees while raising money for charity at the same time.

Around 500 people gathered in St Bees School grounds for the sell-out Bees Bash, which raised money for a local family.

Lee Shackley, event organiser for after4 productions, said: “With the village fete not on for the first time in decades, the village needed a community event. I am extremely proud to be part of the local community coming together to put on a family day and raising money for a local good cause. There were many contributors that brought the day together at such short notice.”

There was live music from bands including Party Rockers, Zoe Warren, Jake McNicholas, SingStars, Amy Morton, George & Don.

Organisers thanked everybody who helped out during the day.

Special thanks went to:

* Stephen, Clair and Alison - Shacks Snacks ( )

* Mark, Sue and Dave for running the Bar

* Neil Braine, Chris Lockie and Rosie Bagshaw for general greatness

* Morgan Sindall for powering the main stage

* Bubble Bounce Castle Hire for donating the Bouncy Castle

* A-tech scaffolding for providing the stage

* Africa and Joss for organising the fete stalls

* St Bees Village School for lending fete equipment

* Demi, Roger and Lamby from St Bees School

* Roll-A-Disco

* Dave and Gus Milling from Dave Milling Motorcycles for powering the bar and supplying the marquee

* The Creed family for general festival organisation and equipment

* The Bushby family for providing the straw bales