CHILDREN and adults alike were dressed to impress at a family fun day in Greenock.

The fancy dress party took place in the Upper Larkfield Community Hall and was very well attended by people of all ages from the local area.

As well as plenty of eye-catching costumes, the event featured lots of fun and games and free refreshments plus live music.

There were also prizes for the best dressed.

The Connecting Families fun day was organised by charity Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs and Inverclyde Community Care Forum - Your Voice, with support from various partner agencies, including Larkfield Housing Association and Inverclyde Police.

John Holleran, the charity's development officer for families and communities, said: "The Connecting Families event was a total success with over 120 people attending. "The event was kindly opened by Inverclyde Academy's Concert Band, we also had support from their sports coach pupils, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue.

"Local partners included Larkfield Housing, Aspiring Communities, Your Voice and Energy Activators. "We had face-painting, games and a free prize draw thanks to donations from Funworld and local businesses.

"We are so delighted to see so many families coming together to socialise, have fun and get involved in their local community. "That's what we are aiming to create more of with support of local people."

The fun day, which was free to attend, ran all afternoon and lots of people from the estate dropped by.

Scottish Families is a national charity supports those who are living with the impact of someone else's alcohol or drug use.

The aim of the event was for people in the neighbourhood to have fun, build friendships and connect with the Larkfield community.

For more information on the charity visit and to get involved in planning future activities email John at