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Press Release

Thursday 24 May 2012

ASDA ACTIVE supporting local Jubilee event

On Monday 4 June 2012, from 12.00 - 4.00pm Fareham Borough Council, Fareham and Crofton Cricket Club and ASDA Active are hosting a special Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

The event will be held on Bath Lane Recreation Ground, Bath Lane (Lower) Fareham and will not only celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee, but Bath Lane Recreation Ground being secured as a Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field as part of the Fields in Trust Challenge.

At 1.00pm a special dedication and plaque unveiling will be made by Cllr Mrs Hockley to celebrate Bath Lane Recreation Grounds new status as a permanently protected Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field.

Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Councillor Connie Hockley said, "I am really pleased I am able to unveil the plaque at this Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field. This special event will provide the ideal setting for friends and families to celebrate the Queens Jubilee in the great outdoors with lots of fun activities that everyone can enjoy".

To make this day even more enjoyable, a range of activities will also be available, including the ASDA Active Zone which will consist of lots of fun and healthy activities and taster sessions, including Zumba, a tombola sponsored by the ASDA Fareham store, live music by Threepenny Bit (a local folk band), bouncy castles, face painting, the Fareham Play Rangers making Jubilee themed arts and crafts, inclusive sports equipment and soft play apparatus. There will also be traditional games including a coconut shy and egg and spoon races, and the Fareham Sea Scouts in stocks, along with much more for children, young people and families to enjoy.

To deliver the Asda Active events, Asda has teamed up with the FIA, with funding awarded to the FIA by Sport England's Sportsmatch for some elements of the programme. Each of the Asda Active zones will be supported by Fields in Trust, Games4Life, and some key sports providers and promoters.

David Stalker, CEO, FIA said: "Asda Active events champion our UK physical activity legacy by bringing sport and physical activity into the heart of local communities and supporting families to find activities they can do together. We hope families will enjoy the day and be motivated to continue being active in their local area."

For further information about this event, please contact the Leisure and Community Team on 01329 236100 or visit www.fareham.gov.uk/fareham2012 where you can also find details of nearby car parks to help plan your visit to the event.

ENDS

For Further Information Contact:
Janine Hensman, PR and Marketing Support Officer, tel: 01329 824302
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
 



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