Rain did not stop play in Haverthwaite on Friday 14 August.
Local play company Playdale employees and family were Having a Field Day whatever the weather! Playdale celebrated their local Fields in Trust protected space with a day of fun and activities. Employees and their families had the chance to get outside and have fun in the fresh air on the nearest Fields in Trust protected site to their head office, Leven Valley Playing Fields in Haverthwaite.
Leven Valley Playing Fields are a King George’s Field, protected forever by national charity Fields in Trust. Playdale have an existing relationship with Fields in Trust, offering Fields in Trust members a 15% discount and this year they are also showing their support for Have a Field Day, registering their event on Leven Valley Fields as a Have a Field Day with Fields in Trust. Signing their event up to this nationwide programme from Fields in Trust, Playdale are showing how much they value their local, protected spaces. As an added bonus, they receive a goodie box full of items to make the day go well – as do all Have A Field Day organisers.
Have a Field Day was launched by Fields in Trust in 2012, and since then nearly a quarter of a million people have attended over 1,000 events across the UK. It is a key community engagement programme, bringing communities together on protected fields for fresh air fun.
Playdale has a long association with this local, protected site: it was when they were replacing the playground equipment at Leven Valley Playing Fields in 1978 that the Playdale founders saw a gap in the market.
“We have held similar events over the years and we’re delighted that this year we’ve been able to connect it with Fields in Trust’s Have a Field Day. We welcome any initiative that helps get communities outdoors and active. We had great fun with the Have a Field Day goodies and I’m sure staff gave generously for a charity whose work aligns so closely with ours” Barry Leahey, Managing Director, Playdale.
“We’re delighted to see Playdale taking this opportunity to get their staff outdoors and having fun, on a Fields in Trust site. It’s such great synergy that they’re holding a fundraising Have a Field Day, and the site where they always have their staff event is one we protect. We look forward to many more years of a close relationship with Playdale and hopefully some sun shine as well!” Helen Griffiths, CEO, Fields in Trust