Flame event returns to Dewsbury

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The popular Flame event returns to Crow Nest Park on Thursday July 28 2016 with free sports and activities for everyone to try.

Open between 11am and 3pm, the event offers people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to have a go at a range of inclusive activities including cricket, football, wheelchair sports, Boccia, the green gym or a visit to the sensory tent.

Each activity is run by local inclusive sport and activity providers and is open to the whole family.

The Paralympic lantern, which passed through Kirklees on its way to the 2012 Paralympic games in London, will be on show at Dewsbury Museum inside the park as a special celebration of this Olympic and Paralympic year.

Cllr Viv Kendrick, responsible for Health and Activity to Improve Health said, “Flame is a unique opportunity to try new sports, keep active and find out about where you can access inclusive sport and physical activity locally on a regular basis.

What makes this event especially successful is the sense of a united community – everyone joins in and has fun together – no matter what age or ability.

We’re hoping the Rio sunshine visits us for the day so you’ll get to enjoy all the park has to offer, including the adventure playground, Museum or a family picnic in the grounds.”

A fun run around the park and an orienteering competition is also planned for the day.

Flame event organisers are encouraging visitors to dress appropriately for the weather as activities are outdoors. A changing places unit and other changing facilities will be available.

The final schedule will be dependent on the weather. For the latest information check out the Flame event webpage.

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