WALNEY Gala came up trumps with hundreds gathering to enjoy the popular community event.

North Walney Primary PTA once again hosted a day of entertainment, celebration and community spirit for the entire island.

Held within the school’s grounds the gala included several dancing troupe competitions, facepainting, stalls and other fun family activities on the school playing fields.

Leanne McMullan, chairwoman of the school’s parents-teacher association said: “The PTA have been running the gala since 2014, but it has been going much longer.

“Proceeds from the day go to the school and local charities.

“We are yet to announce our chosen charity for this year’s event.

“The weather was perfect with lots for everyone to get involved with, from face painting to dancing.”

Proceeds from previous events have been used to buy new school equipment, including bikes for some of the children.

Sharon O’Toole, from Furness First Aiders, said: “It has been a great turn out with people from right across the area coming together.

“It is such a brilliant event and it is nice to see everyone enjoying themselves.”

Harvey Robinson, Year 4, and Violet Tucker, reception, from North Walney Primary School were crowned gala king and queen after a school vote.

Harvey said: “It was a really fabulous day.

“One of my favourite things was being king, but more importantly everyone being here having fun.”