FAMILY fun was on offer at an Erskine church as it staged a fundraising event.

People of all ages flocked to the Church of the Nazarene, helping to raise a fantastic total of £1,700 for the Jubilee House, in Paisley, which is due to open its doors for the first time in October.

The house, at a secret location, will be a refuge for women and children escaping domestic abuse.

And the family fun day was such a success that it is now likely to become an annual event.

It attracted more than 200 people, who enjoyed a host of activities, including a bouncy castle, face-painting, a nail bar, performances from the Erskine Harmony Choir and the Karen McIver Dance School, raffles, competitions and a visit from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, who gave a demonstration of how to put out a chip pan fire.

Event organiser Joanne Tarran said: “So much hard work and effort went into organising the day and I can’t thank everyone enough for their support, which helped us raise such a terrific amount for Jubilee House.

“I would also like to thank Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, who came along to lend his support.”

Jubilee House will have five self-contained units for women and a child or children who are escaping from domestic abuse.

Joanne added: “Apart from the target for grants of £10,000, this event on Saturday was part of a final push to raise extra cash.

“It was such a success that it will almost certainly become an annual event, as we will need a lot of money raised throughout the year for the upkeep of the house once it opens.”