Some of the scarecrows at Uckfield Lions big Day 2016

Sun shines on Uckfield Lions’ Big Fun Day

Visitors basked in the sun at Uckfield Lions’ Big Fun Day on the Luxford Field on Sunday (June 5) afternoon.

A large array of stalls greeted visitors as well as a car boot sale.

Live music and events took place in a ring area at the centre of the event.

Live music at the Lions Big Fun Day on the Luxford Field

Live music from The Corvettes at the Lions Big Fun Day on the Luxford Field

Among the stalls were the Field First Responders, raising awareness of the vital work they do in saving lives in Uckfield and surrounding villages.

Field First Responders (from left)  Derek Smith, team leader; Faith Lee, associate trainer and responder; and Helen Fairs, responder

Field First Responders (from left) Derek Smith, team leader; Faith Lee, associate trainer and responder; and Helen Fairs, responder

The trained volunteers respond to emergency calls in conjunction with South East Coast Ambulance Service.

They live locally and are able to attend the scene of an emergency within a few minutes, often before the emergency services arrive.

The first responders offer live-saving first aid, further increasing the patient’s chances of survival.

Putting on a major display was East Sussex Fire and Rescue, who brought along a seat-belt sled.

Seat-belt sled at the East Sussex Fire and Rescue stand

Seat-belt sled at the East Sussex Fire and Rescue stand

The Big Day was also supported by other town organisations and businesses.

SLM Toyota Uckfield sales executive Macauley England (left) and host, Bryan Jones

SLM Toyota Uckfield sales executive Macauley England (left) and host, Bryan Jones

The annual scarecrow competition came to its conclusion with those attending being invited to vote for their favourite scarecrow.

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One of the entries in the scarecrow competition

Scarecrow competition entry at the Uckfield Lions Big Fun Day

Scarecrow competition entry at the Uckfield Lions Big Fun Day

An entry in the scarecrow competition

An entry in the scarecrow competition

The annual Lions Big Fun Day has, on past occasions, been hit by poor, wet weather but Sunday’s sunshine brought out townspeople and ensured the ice cream van did a good trade.

Ice cream sales at Lions Big Day

Ice cream van doing good business

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Visitors in the sun on the Luxford Field enjoying the Uckfield Lions Big Fun Day

Watch our short video from the Uckfield Lions Big Fun Day

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