FAMILIES enjoyed a day out in Priory Park this weekend as the Malvern Mayor's Bonanza returned.

The event, hosted by Mayor of Malvern Neil Morton, was run to raise money for two local charities: Heartstart Malvern and the Malvern Foodbank.

An inflatable slide, vintage rides and a circus skills workshop with Mark Russell were available for visitors to try out, in addition to face painters, a balloon modeller and a photo booth.

There is also a raffle with prizes including a family ticket to the Sunshine Festival, entrance tickets to Drayton Manor and a spa day for two at The Malvern.

For food, visitors could enjoy offerings from Pizza Heaven, Hill Top Farm Pig Roast, Three Sixty Cafe and the Crazy Crêperie, with locally brewed beer from the Friday Beer Company and ice cream from Benito’s also on offer.

Cllr Morton welcomed visitors from the bandstand, saying: "I would like to thank everyone who has come out today to help support two great local charities."

Richard Vakis-Lowe, from Heartstart Malvern, said: "It is good to raise the profile of Heartstart Malvern through events such as this.

"With the money raised we can provide more defibrillators around the town.

"We wouldn't be able to survive without events like this."

Peter Buchanan from Malvern Foodbank said: "We are grateful to the Mayor for choosing us as one of his charities for the year.

"The foodbank staff are all volunteers so everything really does go to the people who need it.

"Once people have come to us, we do our best to point them to the right people who can help them with other issues and can help them avoid needing to come for a second time."