The chairman of Watford Borough Council, George Derbyshire proved he was game for a laugh when he kicked off his shoes and climbed on board the bouncy castle at the Mums in Action Funday, held at Stanborough Park last Sunday.

He mingled with the 1,200 strong crowd to enjoy activities such as free health checks, head and back massages, pedicures and a variety of stalls including face painting, bric-a-brac, gifts and loom bands.

Music was big feature of the day and DJ services were provided by Watford Hospital Radio.

Other musical acts included special guest, Bobby Bovell, who flew in from Denmark for the event, local Irish dancers and Watford Theatre Train School One of the highlights of the day was the promotion of a food bank in the Garston area to be set up later in the year, by Mums in Action.

Barbara Lawrence and Andre Best, co-founders of the group Mums in Action, said: "We would love to be able to open doors in our communities to assist with the needs in Garston.

"The annual Funday is a great way to bring the community together, but we want to make an impact on a more regular basis."

Mums in Action is a grassroots not for profit volunteer organisation run by mums, for mums and families.

They aim to create an environment for positive change by "listening, responding and acting" and ultimately establishing a centre for mums and young people.

They have organised a number of events including summer schools, family fun days, Christmas concerts, "Messy moral clubs" and children’s festivals.

Prospective volunteers or sponsors should contact details Andre on 07956 264980 or Barbara on 0794 000 7331.