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Ready, steady, go, for Willingdon Trees Community Games


Published by Amy M for Places for People Group in Housing and also in Communities, Health

Willingdon Trees Sack Race Willingdon Trees Sack Race

More than 400 local residents attended the third Willingdon Trees Community Games in Eastbourne on Sunday 13th July.

The Community Games started in 2012 and is funded by Places for People and Eastbourne Borough Council.

The annual event first took place following the London Olympics. Its aim is to encourage sporting activities and active lifestyles within the local community.

The Willingdon Trees community enjoyed a packed day of sporting activities including:

-       Handball

-       Air hockey

-       Human table football

There were also a number of traditional favourites, including three-legged, egg and spoon, and sack races for attendees to take part in.

Albion in the Community, Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club’s independent charity, was also at the event and ran football games and competitions throughout the day.

David Hooper, Places for People regional manager, said:

“The Community Games is always a fantastic event and it was great to see the Willingdon Trees community enjoying the day’s activities.

“The event is a major part of our commitment to developing thriving and successful neighbourhoods so we’re really pleased this year’s games were another huge success.” 


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