Date: Thursday 05 July 2018
Our East Anglia team helped Cambourne residents get active as the 21st century town hosted its first sports festival last month.
Children and adults took part in a variety of races on the Cambourne sports pitches on Saturday, ranging from the traditional egg and spoon and sack races to a giant inflatable obstacle course. There were medals and trophies for the winners and a barbecue for spectators to enjoy.
The event was organised by BoxFresh Fitness Studio, based nearby in Dry Drayton, and would not have happened without the support of local businesses. The East Anglia region, which is building new homes at its site in Cambourne, was happy to help, giving £1,000 in sponsorship to the event.
BoxFresh owner, Lisa Logan, said: “Cambourne is a great community but I don’t feel enough people are aware of how many sports clubs are available, both for children and adults, so I decided to set up a sports festival. It’s so important that children are introduced to sports of all kinds to keep them active and healthy - and the same applies to adults.
“I also wanted to raise money for a worthwhile local cause so I decided to support Cambourne Youth Partnership, who are working in partnership with Romsey Mill to help young people in our community overcome challenges and live fulfilling lives.
“Cambourne Sports Festival was a great success with hundreds of people taking part. We raised £625 for Cambourne Youth Partnership, which I’m delighted with. The event wouldn’t have been possible if our sponsors hadn’t been so generous with their donations, and we hope it will now become a fixture of the Cambourne calendar and keep healthy living and exercise at the forefront of our minds.”
Caroline Carter, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, said: “It’s important that we create sustainable communities wherever we build, so we were happy to support the first Cambourne Sports Festival. We want our residents to be part of vibrant, healthy neighbourhoods and it was great to see so many people getting active on Saturday. We hope the event runs for many years to come.”