Free sports day in Willingdon Trees this week

Hundreds to take part in Willingdon Trees sports day SUS-150907-145657001
Hundreds to take part in Willingdon Trees sports day SUS-150907-145657001

The fourth annual Willingdon Trees Community Games is set to take place next Sunday (July 19) with hundreds of local residents expected to join in the free family sports fun day.

The day will be packed with a range of family-friendly sporting activities including human table football, a bungee run, archery, donkey rides and rock climbing.

Families will also be able to take part in the ever-popular traditional egg and spoon, three-legged and sack races.

Uncle Bumble the clown will also be making an appearance and there will be free face painting for children.

The event takes place in Holly Park, a community park created on council-owned land five years ago by Places for People in partnership with Eastbourne Borough Council. It was funded by £500,000 of Big Lottery Green Spaces grant.

Funded by local housing and care provider, Places for People and Eastbourne Borough Council the Community Games started in 2012 following the London Olympics with the aim to encourage active and sporting activities within the local community.

David Hooper, regional manager at Places for People, said, “Events like this generate a great deal of community spirit and cohesion.

“It’s great to see Holly Park used by so many people.

“Last year more than 400 residents took part in the Community Games and we anticipate even bigger numbers this year.

“This is a very popular day where the whole community comes together to have fun. The event is a major part of our commitment to developing thriving and successful neighbourhoods so we’re looking forward to another successful Games.”

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