Active Communities Festival in Hailsham

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HAILSHAM Community College will be hosting an Active Communities Festival in Hailsham from 10am on June 18.

The aim of the family-friendly event is to promote Hailsham’s community organisations including sports clubs and youth groups. There will be plenty of fun activities including graffiti art, street dance, archery, messy play, a mobile skate park and climbing wall, police dog displays, and more. All activities are free-of-charge. Sports taster sessions have also been promised.

The festival is funded through a community investment fund from project partners such as Active Play, Wealden District Council, Sussex Police, Freedom Leisure and the Square Youth Café.

The Deputy Mayor of Hailsham, Cllr Richard Grocock said: “The festival will be a great way for people to learn a new sport or fitness activity to energise their lives, including young people, people with a disability and the long-term unemployed.

“As well as encouraging physical activity and participation in sports, the event will incorporate the expansion of new opportunities within local sports clubs and organisations. And best of all, it promises to be a great event for all the family to enjoy.”