This year’s Sherfest was bigger and better than ever before.

The Sherfield Park Community Association’s annual fundraiser saw more people than ever before come to the themed event on Saturday, July 13.

This year, the seventh for the organisation, saw a red, white and blue theme to Sherfield Park Community Centre as there was a French theme as the event took place on the same weekend as Bastille Day.

Hundreds of people made their way to the park in the sunshine to enjoy the day, packing out the field.

As well as the usual bouncy castles, craft stalls, refreshments, local businesses, the group also hosted Sherfield-on-Loddon stalls and supported local groups, including the Scouts and the Loddon Lillies with their fundraising.

DJ Dayle, co-ordinated the entertainment and live music throughout the day, provided by Fourth Sentry and TMS to name two local bands that performed throughout the day.

There were also demonstrations from the groups at the Centre, Best Puppy School and Theatre4kids.

The new attraction of a climbing wall proved to be one of the most popular activities throughout the day as people of all ages looked to get a view of Sherfest from above.

Trustee of the Sherfield Park Community Association and one of the organisers, Sarah Morgan, said: "This year was bigger and better than before.

"We had more attractions than before and there was a French theme throughout the day, with the colours being displayed throughout the event.

"There was also a French theme to the food, with a creperie in addition to the regulars."

The organisers thanked the volunteers who helped to run the event on the day.