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Fun, food and community spirit for families in Bretch Hill

13 June 2018
A child plays in the sand at the Bretch Hill fun day.

Families in Bretch Hill gathered together for a fun-filled play day in the community.

Sanctuary Housing teamed up with a range of partners, including Oxfordshire Play Association, Cherwell District Council, The Hill Youth and Community Centre and Thames Valley Community Police, to deliver a day of free and exciting activities.  

The event, designed to build community spirit through play, included a Tricky Trails bike challenge, face paints, arts and crafts and a sandy beach.

Thames Valley Community Police chatted to families and Access First Aid provided first aid demonstrations.

Families were keen to have a go on the ‘smoothie bike’, which mixes healthy fruit drinks in a blender powered by pedals. Children and their parents were challenged to guess the amount of sugar in drinks and tucked into tasty nutritious snacks, simple enough to recreate at home.   

Martin Gillett from the Oxfordshire Play Association, said: “Play days promote the importance of play and physical activity, bring communities together and enable families to try new activities, including ideas for play at home.”

Kate Winstanley, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, added: “Our neighbourhood team works in partnership with organisations like Oxfordshire Play Association to help deliver community-led events such as this.

“Despite it being a rather cold and wet day, the play day was a great success and enjoyed by many local families.”

This project was part-funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.