Under the umbrella of Churches Together, a Hope08 Event was held at Vigo School.
Speaking at the opening, the Rev Colin James said the churches wanted to hold an event aimed at families, but which was free. "With the credit crunch and pressure on budgets, we wanted to host an event where everything was free. Families are welcome to come along and enjoy themselves."
And hundreds did.
Sir George formally opened the event, and congratulated the organisers on moving everything at short notice from the Vigo Park to the school.
Attractions were a climbing tower, two bands, face-painting, a penalty shoot-out and a barbecue.