Thursday, 15 August 2013

Volunteers Needed To Make Park Life Go With A Swing

Community volunteers are being called on to help an annual family fun day go with a swing on Sunday 4 August at Milton Country Park.

A great free family day out, the ever-popular Park Life is organised by South Cambridgeshire District Council in partnership with Cambridge Sports Lake Trust. Last year’s event attracted over 4,000 residents, with volunteers helping the event run smoothly.

Two shifts will run on Sunday 4 August from 9.30am to 1.30pm and 1pm to 4pm. Volunteers will act as stewards, pointing people to different activities, gathering feedback and booking people onto water sport sessions. Full briefings will be given together with a t-shirt and lunch.

Local businesses are also being encouraged to take a stall in the craft and produce marquee, which will showcase the best of local food, drink and craftsmanship. Jewellery, millinery and card stalls are already confirmed. Stalls cost from £20 to £45.

Cllr Pippa Corney, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s cabinet member for sport, said: “Park Life is a great free family day out, with sport and entertainment on offer for all ages. Our volunteers have done a great job in previous years to help the event run smoothly and we hope that people will come forward again to join in the fun and help us to make this year’s Park Life the best yet.”

Park Life will run from 10am to 4pm. Free sporting activities will include golf, fishing, canoeing, paddleboarding, trampolining, archery and much more. Live music and entertainment will also be on offer, while media partner Heart Radio’s Angels will be at the event with a range of games and activities for all ages to enjoy.

To volunteer to help at Park Life, contact Helen Stepney on 03450 450 500 or helen.stepney@scambs.gov.uk To book a stall in the craft marquee, contact Joseph Minutolo on 03450 450 500 or joseph.minutolo@scambs.gov.uk