Baldock sports day a hit

A SPORTS day held on the back of the Olympics was a big hit.

The event called ‘We Love Sports, Fun Day’ hosted by the Nightingale Residents’ Association in Baldock was held on Sunday at Nightingale Park.

On the day about 200 people attended the event which was the brainchild of Caitlin Price. The 11-year-old decided to hold the day on the back of the Olympics to get the whole community involved to enjoy various sports. Local sports clubs attended the event to give people the opportunity to try their hand at football, tennis, fencing, karate plus target shooting and table tennis.

Alongside the sports there were other activities, such as a bouncy castle and face painting for youngsters.

Special guest to the event was 2012 Olympic torch bearer Gobi Ranganathan. People at the event had the opportunity to have their photograph taken with the number one British men’s singles wheelchair badminton player for a donation to his charity SHINE

Mike Sweetlove, chairman of the Nightingale Residents’ Association said: “We must also thank Ashley Hawkins, of North Herts District Council, for all his help and councillors, Weeks, Muir, and Knighton for their donation towards our costs.

“We didn’t make any money, but that wasn’t the idea, we just wanted to make Caitlin’s idea a reality and raise awareness of the residents’ association.”

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The association is already considering their next event, if anyone from the Nightingale estate would like to join in on future events, the next meeting is on Tuesday September 11 at 7:30 in the Scout’s hall.

For more information call 01462 895077.

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