Ely pub The Minster Tavern is host its second annual family fun day on Saturday 6thJuly and is hoping to surpass its charity fundraising total reached at the event last year of £500.

General manager Andy Pipe and his team at the pub, which is owned and operated by Stonegate Pub Company, are busy putting the plans in place for the day which will take place between 11am and 4pm on Cross Green, next to Ely Cathedral and opposite the recently refurbished Minster Tavern.

A host of activities have been planned from children’s races, tag rugby and wellie tossing to a ‘Man versus Food’ challenge and tug of war. Throughout the day customers can take part in classic village fete games such as pelting the coconut shy and beat the goalie, whilst treating themselves at the cake stall, having a go at various guessing games and purchasing a raffle ticket. As well as a barbeque and a beer tent there will be a bouncy castle and face painting for children.

“Plans are well under way for the day”, said Andy. “All we need now is sunshine! Last year’s event was such as success we have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for the fun day again this year. So much so we’ve been offered lots of help to make it happen. The Ely Tigers rugby team have pledged their support as has our own Minster Tavern FC team. We are also going to be joined for the day by local musician ‘Matt the Hat’ whose performance is sure to get the carnival atmosphere going.”

“This year we have chosen to support the Liam Fairhurst Foundation, a local charity set up in memory of an inspirational young man who despite this own illness managed to raise £340,000 before this death aged 14 in 2009”, continued Andy. “Now the charity which Liam started helps to support disadvantaged young children with disabilities or cancer and gives help to their siblings. We couldn’t think of a better charity to support and our customers are in total agreement.”