New friendships built at community fun day held to bring residents closer together
A community fun day was held in Farnborough to bring residents closer together.
The event, run by the Mayfield Community Partnership, included a sports festival, willow weaving and face-painting.
The fun day was held at Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College on Saturday (September 28).
Sue Hathaway, a co-ordinator for the partnership, said: "The day was all about social cohesion to improve Farnborough's community feel and to get people to come out with their families and have a good time."
More than 160 people signed up to the sports festival as part of the fun day, which included archery and a basketball tournament that proved one of the biggest successes of the day.
Mrs Hathaway said: "The tournament encouraged young people of all different ages and backgrounds to come together and compete as one team."
The Mayfield partnership has been running for 12 years to encourage residents to get more involved with their community and have a say about what events should be put on in the area.
They run a number of events throughout the year, including a Christmas carol service, and provide services for schools in Farnborough.
The fun day was supported by the Armed Forces Community Covenant grant scheme, run by Hampshire County Council, which funds local projects that strengthen the ties of the armed forces community and the wider community in which they live.
Mrs Hathaway added: "It is thanks to them that we are able to put on these fantastic events which have such a positive impact on our community."