JUST over 100 families enjoyed a day out at a Newport centre run for children and young people with a disability or developmental difficulty on Saturday and raised £1,300.

The Serennu Centre, based on Cwrt Camlas in Rogerstone, was open to the general public for the one time this year to raise money for the Sparkle charity, which is based there.

And the event, which was attended by 106 families, was boosted by staff from Greggs and Lloyds Bank and was sponsored for the first time by Western Power Distribution (WPD).

Sparkle’s business development manager, Lucy Holmes, said: “They made the event a reality by buying the products – the burgers and the things for the barbeque – so everything that was raised was pure profit.

“It was a great way of raising awareness for the centre.”

Summer fair favourites including a tombola, whack the rat stall and bouncy castle were at the fair and were joined by representatives from the Festival Park Owl Sanctuary in Ebbw Vale. Children could also explore a police car with Gwent Police officers and turn on its siren.

Staff at the centre will put on a Halloween party for families who use it on October 29 from 5.30pm until 7pm.

For more information on the centre phone 01633 748092.