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Hundreds enjoy fun-filled day at Banbury Summer Fest

25 August 2017
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Hundreds of residents enjoyed a fun-filled day as Banbury’s annual Summer Fest took place in Princess Diana Park.

The local community turned out in force for the festival, which was hosted by the Sunshine Centre and supported by Sanctuary Housing, Oxfordshire Play Association (OPA), Cherwell District Council and Banbury Town Council.

The event was free to attend and packed in something for everyone, with guests of all ages enjoying activities including smoothie making, a waterslide and hula hooping.

Some visitors brought along their own picnics while others enjoyed making their own lunch using ingredients provided free of charge by the Banbury Healthy Cooking Skills Project.

Martin Gillett, manager of OPA, said: “The weather was kind to us and the local community turned out in force for a day of play and activity.

“These events are excellent for promoting play, healthy lifestyles and physical activity and are a great way to bring communities together.”

Kate Winstanley, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnership manager, added: “Sanctuary is committed to ensuring our residents live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives and our support for fantastic events such as this is an important part of that.

“Local organisations have put in a lot of hard work during the run-up to the event and judging by all the smiling faces we saw and the feedback we have received, all that effort certainly paid off.”

Banbury Charities, Oxfordshire County Council and Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group were among the many other local organisations that supported the festival.

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