It was definitely not business as usual at Grove at the weekend.

Grove Technology Park celebrated its 15th birthday on Sunday and took the opportunity to celebrate and raise a little bit of money for a good cause at the same time.

The day featured live music, a parade of classic cars, an egg and spoon race and a tug of war as well as food and drink stalls.

It culminated with a flying display – of a tri-plane, a bi-plane and a helicopter – and closed with fireworks.

Simon Ames, director of Grove 2000 which runs the park, said: “We probably had about 3,000 people. It is a family day for local people not just for people connected to the business park and they came here with loads of children.

“We started in 1996 with one company and now have 70 companies with 500 employees.”

Money raised over the course of the day went to CLIC Sargent, Help for Heroes and the Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Air Ambulance Trust.