A FLEET of 31 vintage fire engines arrived at Romsey fire station containing some very happy children on Saturday.

The annual event, celebrated its 30th year, sees children from Southampton General's Paim Brown cancer unit treated to a fun packed day out which sees the kids and their families travel to Paulton's Park in vintage fire engines before heading to Romsey fire station for a grand tea party.

The tea party is organised by the wives and partners of fire fighters at the station.

All of the food and entertainment donated was from local businesses including a play bus from Funky Play Bus, candy floss provided by The Candyfloss King and pizza from Dominoes. Entertainment was also provided by the Romsey Old Cadets carnival showband.

Wesesx Fire Services' Keith Allgood, who has helmed the event for 23 years said: "It's something we are proud to organise. At the end of the day when you see what these children go through on a daily basis it's the least we can do. When a parent comes up to you and say its the first time their child has smiled in weeks or even months then you know all the hard work has been worth it."