CROWDS turned out in force to support the fourth annual High Acres Summer Festival family fun day which took place at the weekend in Kingswinford.

The event was staged on Saturday July 13 at the High Acres pub in Madeley Road where visitors were treated to the delights of a foam machine, bouncy castle, rodeo and barbecue.

There was also a stage set up in the car park which featured a number of live bands including headline act Queen tribute band Mercury Rising who returned for the second year running by public demand.

Councillor Kerry Lewis, who is also treasurer of organising group The High Acres Community Association, said: "The event was absolutely fantastic. We take over the pub for the entire day and we must have attracted people in their hundreds.

"In fact, I'm wondering how we can better this event, it was that good. But I'm sure we'll have something up our sleeves."

The event raised £1,370 for Dudley MIND and that total will be match funded by Barclays.

Other charities to have benefited in previous years include Woodcraft Folk, White House Cancer Support in Dudley and the Queens Cross Network for Disability in Action.

Cllr Lewis added: "I really hope the event is now here to stay. We've built on the fun day year on year and it really helps to bring the whole community together."