Chance to celebrate the end of the Paralympics in Chichester

PEOPLE of all ages are being invited to help celebrate the final day of the London 2012 Paralympics at a free Get Active Festival in Chichester’s Oaklands Park on Sunday, September 9.

The fun day, from 12pm-4pm, offers a range of activities for both adults and children, regardless of age or ability.

It is run by the district council’s leisure and wellbeing team.

This year’s festival includes the popular play zone, an expanded green zone, a cycle zone, free mini health checks run by he team, and a disability sports zone.

The disability sports zone will give both disabled and able bodied visitors the chance to try Paralympic sports.

There will also be an emergency services zone, fun inflatables and a mobile climbing wall.

Inspired

Cllr Eileen Lintill said the festival was developed in 2005 as an Olympic legacy event.

“It is being held on the same day as the closing ceremony of the Paralympics and so we have increased the number of disability sports on offer for people with or without disabilities to take part in,” she added.

“We are hoping that the people of all ages have been inspired by all the great success Team GB has had and will come along and try a new activity.”

For more information, call the council on 01243 534799, email sport@chichester.gov.uk or go to www.chichester.gov.uk/summerofsport.