Residents of all ages came together to enjoy a fun-filled community celebration in Hackney.
The Daubeney Fields Fun Day, organised by Hackney Marsh Partnership and supported by Sanctuary Housing, the Big Lottery Fund and Concorde Youth Centre, featured a local talent show, Zumba, BMX racing, music and a live DJ.
Children enjoyed a bouncy castle and face-painting while there were plenty of attractions for older residents to enjoy, with a dedicated adults-only area offering the chance to play bingo, cards and dominoes.
Wendy Thomas, of Hackney Marsh Partnership, said: “This was an event organised ‘for the community by the community’, with the aim of bringing people together and giving residents of all ages the opportunity to spend time together in a fun and friendly environment.
“It was also a good chance for us to speak to residents and find out more about their hopes and aspirations for the areas where they live. We were delighted with the turnout and from the feedback it seems everyone had a great time.”
The event is one of a series of projects Sanctuary is supporting Hackney Marsh Partnership to deliver, aimed at building community cohesion and improving quality of life for residents in Hackney.
Toby Moore, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, commented: “We are committed to supporting projects that bring people together and help our residents lead happy and fulfilled lives.
“The Daubeney Fields Fun Day was a great chance for residents to get to know each other and celebrate everything our communities have to offer."
This project is part-funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.