The popular Belmont Festival is inviting local residents to take part in its day of fun.

The free event is running from 12pm till 5pm on July 8 with proceeds being donated to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, in particular the Oak Cancer Centre.

The festival is taking place in Belmont Village, including stretches of Station Road, St John’s Church and the park area adjacent to Belmont Rise.

Peter Mattey, chairman of the Belmont Festival Organising Committee, said: "The Belmont Festival is a fantastic example of community spirit which brings together many parts of our local community to run this fabulous event.

"The Belmont Festival has something to entertain all members of the family as well as collecting money for our local charity, the Royal Marsden Cancer charity where it will be used to make a real difference for children suffering from cancer."

There will be more than 100 stalls, offering food and variety of products ranging from jewellery to glassware as well as fairground style entertainment stands.

A BBQ serving burgers and hot dogs can be enjoyed throughout the afternoon, or if guests are in the mood for something sweet, they can indulge on home-made cakes in the tea rom or buy a donut, a crepe or ice-cream from one of the food stalls.

Alcohol beverages will be available in the Beer Tent in the park and from the social club.

Traditional Punch and Judy shows, rides, face painting, a bouncy castle as well as a monster slide are guaranteed to keep children entertained.

A line-up of live entertainment has been organised for the main stage, the park, and in the tea room along with DJs from Radio Marsden providing music throughout the day.

Attendees are being encouraged to buy a raffle ticket and make a generous donation to a collecting bucket on their way out.

The event is being organised by the local community, with representatives from local clubs, residents associations, businesses and the police joining together at the festival.