Families enjoyed a day of fun aimed at improving health and fitness at an annual Party in the Park in Hayes.

The day is organised by the Kingsborough Centre, a charity linked with the Kingsborough Family Church in Uxbridge Road, Hayes, which also helps to run Hillingdon Foodbank.          

Youngsters and adults joined in with races on the day including a fresh take on the old fashioned egg and spoon race - instead using oranges.

Health groups gave free blood pressure, height, weight, bmi, blood glucose and cholesterol tests and a juicing stand introduced people to a different way of getting their five-a-day.

Organiser of the event, Jane Domike, said: "One of our aims is to enhance multicultural integration and cohesion in our local community by organising parties, conferences, and various other activities among families and young people.

"The Party in the Park was a fun-filled day highlighting the need for activity as part of a healthy lifestyle in the national fight against obesity.

"Our special highlight this year was presenting a giant trophy named The Mayor of Hillingdon Cup to the Mayor’s parlour for an annual football tournament among football clubs across the borough for children aged seven to 12-years-old."

Former Hillingdon mayor Mary O'Connor spoke at the event to highlight her interest in health and thanking volunteer nurses and health workers who generously gave their time on the day.