Day of fundraising at William Parker

Conga fun at last year's event
Conga fun at last year's event

COMMUNITY-spirited people are invited to take part in a day of fun and bizarre events in the name of charity.

The 1066 Community Fun Day takes place on Saturday, September 10, at William Parker Sports College’s athletics area in Parkstone Road, from noon to 9.30pm.

People can take part in as many events as they want for their chosen charity.

The Harrow 1066 It’s a Knock Out event runs from 2pm to 4pm and teams of five to eight can register for £10, which will be donated to the Sussex Air Ambulance. People can then raise money through sponsorship or other means to support a charity of their choice. Challenges include the inflatable obstacle course relay to the Gladiator joust and bucket egg and spoon race.

The 1066 Runner Mile Challenge starts at 4pm and runs until 6pm. It costs £5 to register and this fee is in aid of Demelza Children’s Hospice and St Leonards-based charity St Michael’s Hospice.

Runners can also collect sponsorship or donations for their chosen charity.

The 20-hour Team Fun Relay runs from noon to 8am the next day and is the fourth such event to take place annually.

It is free and includes camping overnight and a breakfast in the morning. Those who want to take part should nominate a charity and raise some money in advance. There will be fun and off-beat relay runs, such as space hopper, obstacle, dancing and crawl laps. Throughout the day there will be entertainment and a children’s play area, as well as a barbecue and cake stall.

Pam Shadbolt, from 1066 Fundraisers, which is organising the events, said: “This is a great event to attend. There is fun, there is laughter, there is a sense of community, and sense of achievement for all those participating and honouring the charity they support.” For more information or to sign up to these challenges, ring 07891 039334.