Jai singing 3 (2)Britain’s Got Talent star Jai McDowall wowed the crowds with an amazing performance at Hansel’s Games on the Green last week.

The local singer’s set was one of the undoubted highlights of a fun-filled day and evening at the charity’s Broadmeadows headquarters to celebrate Hansel and Learning Disability Week.

Rough Cut headlined the event which also included gigs from Scott Nicol, Debbie & Andy and Hugh Clinton.

Hundreds of local people came along to show their support for the gala day, which started at 11am and went on until after nine at night.

Kicking off with the arrival of Hansel’s own Commonwealth baton relay which had  completed an 35 mile journey round the charity’s services, the event included a football tournament and a range of  free sporting activities including zumba, touch rugby, Thai Boxing, tug of war, bean bag race and the egg and spoon.

The West FM Road Show added to the party atmosphere, helped along by the glorious summer sunshine.

Sarah Rooney, Learning and Development Co-Ordinator and one of the organisers of the event, said: “The whole day was fantastic, the support from our customers and our teams really made it all come together! It was brilliant to see our customers enjoying themselves so much especially alongside so many local people.

“I would like to thank all of the event team for their hard work and the many people who gave us their support including our customers, our team members, West FM, the stall holders and our sponsors Sainsbury’s.

“Jai spent so much time with our customers signing autographs and Rough Cut played till we were all danced out!  All the bands were outstanding and the atmosphere during the games was fantastic – it was a day and night that we will never forget.”

Hansel is a leading social care provider, based in Symington, offering a range of services to people living with learning difficulties including small group living residential accommodation and supported living, short breaks, respite care, employment opportunities and supports, and transition support services, including young people living within the autistic spectrum.   For further information please visit www.hansel.org.uk