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Have fun and get involved on 16 September!

Have fun and get involved on 16 September!


Nottingham City Homes (NCH) is set to mark its fourth annual Fun Day on Saturday 16th September with lots of family activities from zumba, to meeting some furry friends from White Post Farm.

More than 600 Nottingham City Homes’ residents are expected to attend the event, which will give tenants and leaseholders the opportunity to find out more about services available from NCH and its partner organisations across the city.

The Fun Day takes place at the Bulwell Academy on Squires Avenue in Bulwell, from 12 noon until 4pm, and all NCH residents are invited, along with their families.

Event-goers will be treated to a trip down memory lane with the Greyhorn band providing musical covers from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Revival Dance will be demonstrating swing, jive and rock and roll dance styles, while K2 Dance Academy and Nottingham City Gymnastics will showcase their best moves with lively demonstrations.

There will be lots of activities to keep children, and the young at heart, entertained including bouncy castles, face painting, magic shows, circus skills, stilt walkers, animal handling from White post farm, balloon modelling and even a VW camper van-inspired photo booth. Fireman Sam and Marshall from Paw Patrol will also be on hand to provide useful advice on fire safety.

There will be NCH staff available throughout the day to offer have-a go demonstrations, advice and support on a variety of topics, including housing options, tenant academy opportunities, community mediation, basic repairs and fire safety.

Malcolm Sharp MBE, Chair of the Nottingham City Homes Board, said: “Our fun days have proven to be a big success in past few years and we plan for 2017’s event to be even bigger and better.

“It’s a great family day out, as well as being a fantastic opportunity for residents to get involved with their local community, and get to know the teams at NCH. I’d love to see lots of new faces joining us this year and I look forward to hearing from more people who want to join our team of involved tenants.”

This year’s event has taken the theme ‘Grow’. Seven themed zones, covering community, health, independence, imagination, appetite, and potential, will showcase the many ways residents can work together with Nottingham City Homes to grow as individuals and communities.

Local company, Robin Hood Energy, is sponsoring the ‘grow your home and garden’ zone, where tenants and leaseholders can find out all they need to know about the services they can access through NCH and other outside organisations.

The event will also be a chance to access training and employability opportunities with companies such as Access Training, Nottinghamshire Fire Service, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottingham City Homes’ award winning Women in Construction initiative.

There will be advice on how to get involved with your local community projects and committees as well as information and support on NCH’s Independent Living Schemes and care schemes.

If after all of that you are feeling a little peckish, there will be a number of free lunches on offer at the ‘Grow Your Appetite’ stands.  There will be everything from Asian, Caribbean and vegetarian foods to fill you up after your busy afternoon.