Olympian joins North Bradley party for field
Former Olympian David Moorcroft joined the North Bradley Peace Memorial Trust for a sports and fun day on Saturday at the Peace Memorial Recreation Ground.
The former world 5,000m record holder attended as part of his role as the director of sport for Join In Local Sport and helped present medals to children competing in events such as the egg and spoon race.
Shannon Newton from national charity Fields In Trust was also at the event to present a plaque to mark the recreation ground being protected under The Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge.
The programme aims to protect outdoor recreational spaces across the UK to create a grassroots legacy, following the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.
Pauline Baxter, committee member for the memorial trust, said: “It was a good turnout and we were very lucky to have David Moorcroft join us for the event and present medals to the kids.
“People were surprised by what a nice community day it was, but it really was an event for everyone. The kids seemed to have lots fun and enjoyed all the events.”
Another committee member, Kay Thomas, was also presented with a surprise local hero award by Join In Local Sport for her 20 years of work with the North Bradley Peace Memorial Trust.
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