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Families come out to play for a fun-filled day

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 27, 2013

  • Leek Play Day 2013

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HUNDREDS of families visited a town's main park earlier this month for a free activity day.

The Play Day event at Brough Park in Leek was part of the national celebration of children’s right to play.

Organiser Erica Taylor, who is a Community Information and Development Officer for the Leek and Rural Children's Centre, said: "It was a very successful day and we would like to thank those who sponsored and supported the event.

"We would like to raise awareness to appeal for another potential Play Day organiser to take on the role if Leek families wish this to continue in the future.

"We would also like to possibly gain support from a local business, or perhaps one of the bigger companies which have or will be moving in to town, to support future Play Days."

Play Day is a national campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. This year in excess of 600 celebratory community events took place across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to mark the annual campaign, with hundreds of individuals, families and whole communities getting involved with the 2013 Playful Places Campaign which calls on everyone to help make sure that the places where children live and hang out are great places to play.

The event in Leek was organised and supported by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Friends of Brough Park and many volunteers. Activities at Brough Park included go karting, climbing wall, archery, face painting and much more.

Anyone interested in finding out how to support next year's Play Day in Leek can call Erica on 01298 687162.

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