London,
16
July
2015
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11:04
Europe/London

Everyone got active at the Give it a Go! Festival

Around 3,000 people visited Parliament Hill Fields on Sunday 12 July to take part in the annual Give it a Go! Festival.

Attendees got to experience a range of free taster sessions sports and physical activities including junior gymnastics, cycling and table tennis. There were also free health checks on offer, and a chance to meet and chat to local clubs, such as St Pancras Boxing Club and Highgate Harriers, and leisure centres to find out about getting more active in Camden.

Cllr Abdul Hai, Cabinet Member for Customers, Communities and Culture
“The day proved to be a great success with the opportunity for all who attended to try out a wide range of sports and activities, and find out more if they discovered an activity that they enjoyed.

“The Give it a Go! Festival celebrates a year-round programme of activity available for all Camden residents. Residents can find out more about free and low cost activities on the council’s website.”
Cllr Abdul Hai, Cabinet Member for Customers, Communities and Culture

Bob Warnock, the City of London Corporation’s Superintendent at Hampstead Heath, said:

“It was wonderful to see so many people come to the Heath to enjoy sports and physical activities. One in three children in the UK are now overweight, while one in five is obese. We are proud to support a range of sports on Hampstead Heath, and encouraging young people to get active is especially important to us. The Heath is crucial in providing public sporting opportunities to Londoners, and promoting health and wellbeing here is very much part of our ethos.”

As well as live music and healthy refreshments, there were also plenty of activities for younger residents, including face painting and an inflatable track challenge.

For more information and to find out more about sports and physical activity in Camden, visit: www.camden.gov.uk/giveitago