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Active Fakenham August riverside community fun day includes rubber duck & cardboard raft races



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Active Fakenham has a busy summer ahead and there are plenty of opportunities to join in with the fun.

The riverside community fun day includes rubber duck and cardboard raft races.

Richard Crook from Active Fakenham, one of the organisers, said: “This is a popular event that makes the best use of our fantastic surroundings. There will be stalls, food, and bouncy castles.

Active Fakenham summer 2022 programme. Raft race 2021. Photo: Pat Jones
Active Fakenham summer 2022 programme. Raft race 2021. Photo: Pat Jones

"Local businesses can sponsor their own “giant duck” and decorate it to showcase their support for the community.

"Entries for the cardboard raft races are looking good and although some are not overly seaworthy they are a lot of fun and show commitment and imagination.

"Entry is free and the community ducks are only £1."

Active Fakenham summer 2022 programme. Raft race 2021. Photo: Warwick Jones
Active Fakenham summer 2022 programme. Raft race 2021. Photo: Warwick Jones

The “Get Active in Fakenham Week” in August includes nine days of activities taster sessions and promotions.

As well as organising their own events Active Fakenham produces extensive publicity to promote other organisations taking part. There is no cost to those offering activities or events.

Mr Crook said: “We distribute the programme to around 10,000 households and use social media and websites.

Active Fakenham summer 2022 programme, corporate ducks in 2021. Photo: Keith Osborn
Active Fakenham summer 2022 programme, corporate ducks in 2021. Photo: Keith Osborn

"It is an opportunity for local groups and businesses to showcase themselves. We only ask that activities are low cost or free and have some element of well-being included.

"The timescale is tight, and we need information by Monday, June 13 – the entry forms are on the website.

"In the past we have had up to fifty activities over the nine days which can range from sports, music, dance, free gym sessions, creative writing, yoga, bridge, and even cake decoration."

Active Fakenham summer 2022 programme, duck races 2021. Photo: Keith Osborn
Active Fakenham summer 2022 programme, duck races 2021. Photo: Keith Osborn

For six weeks from July 21 Active Fakenham will be offering free cycle safety checks and a mini service on Fakenham Thursday market. In addition, they will offer space to local community groups to share the market stall.

Mr Crook added: “So far we are being joined by the British Heart Foundation, but we have more space available so if an organisation wants to join us please contact me.”

See the Active Fakenham website www.activefakenham.org.uk or social media for more information, or email richard@activefakenham.org.uk.



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