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Games for all at Penkridge

Young and old will be brought together at a special event aimed at breaking down age barriers, which is being launched in Penkridge later this month.

The Games 4 All evening will take place in Horsefair Park, Bellbrook, between 5pm and 8pm on Friday 30 September. 

Participants will be able to enjoy activities spanning the generations ranging from Wii computer games to crown green bowling.

Tips on surfing the net, opening an email account and digital photography will be on offer along with Giant Jenga, Connect 4, boulles and knitting. Burgers and hotdogs will be available.

The event is being staged by the Village Impact Partnership team which includes representatives from Staffordshire Police, South Staffordshire Housing Association, Staffordshire Youth Service, the Beth Johnson Foundation and South Staffordshire District Council Leisure Services.

PCSO Andy Poxon, from South Staffordshire Local Policing Team, said: “The partnership team was established to bring younger and older members of the community together and to break down barriers.

“We want them to share their knowledge of games and activities to get them talking and interacting together in a fun atmosphere.

“We’re also invited local voluntary groups to get involved. They can contact me on 0300 123 4455 or Jayne Holmes from Penkridge Leisure Centre on 01785 714152.”

Laura Davies, Neighbourhood Services Team Leader at South Staffordshire Housing Association said: “We hope that this event will help dispel stereotypes that people have of different age groups and the activities will show how they can work together.

"This will be a fun event and the partnership is committed to bringing different community groups together and working jointly to improve community cohesion.”

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