This weekend, 1-2 June, Gorefield in Cambridgeshire will be celebrating their new and improvement community hall and sports pavilion with a Have a Field Day and plaque unveiling by Jake Humphrey.
Have a Field Days are nationwide events bringing communities together to have fun and get active in the fresh air. Started in 2012 by national charity Fields in Trust, they helped communities celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics in their own area and have quickly grown in popularity. Have a Field Days take place on outdoor recreational sites such as Gorefield Playing Field, which have been protected forever through Fields in Trust.
Gorefield are using their Have a Field Day to celebrate the end of improvement works on their field. Celebrations will kick off on Saturday June 1st with a football match for the Chairman’s Challenge Cup. A hard fought match between two home based adult football teams this will give the new sports changing facilities their first tryout. Saturday also features a preview evening with a Hog Roast and entertainment before the big opening on Sunday.
Activities include a rock climbing wall, a junior talent competition, fairground rides, facepainting and tug of war. At 2pm, Jake Humphrey, TV presenter and well known personality will be carrying out the official unveiling. This will include revealing the QEII Fields heraldic plaque, marking Gorefield Playing Fields as protected for future generations to enjoy.
We’re delighted that Jake has been able to take time out of his busy schedule to help us celebrate this exciting moment for Gorefield and the local area. The weekend should be great fun and showcase what amazing new facilities we have here. Gorefield has a reputation for Tug of War so that will also be a definite high light!” Michael Humphrey, Secretary, Gorefield Playing Field Association
The Have a Field Day that Gorefield have planned looks absolutely fantastic. They set a great example to other FIT protected fields for ideas and enthusiasm. I hope the Gorefield community enjoy celebrating their improved and protected space both this weekend and in future years”, Helen Griffiths, Chief Executive, Fields in Trust.