Community Fun Day

by Scott Thornberry - 22nd July 2012

community fun day

On Sunday September the 2nd Darlington Football Club will be holding a Community Fun Day in the market place, Darlington.

The aim of the event is to firstly have fun, but as ofshoots it is hoped to promote the club within the community aswell as raising funds for the club.

 

There will be a host of stalls - many very simple ones, aimed at kids with the aim of them having fun - old fashioned stalls, like they used to have at local fetes, like throwing bean bags at tins of beans, picking "lucky" straws, "Adopting" a bear. But we will also have a juggler, clowns, (hopefully), a stilt walker, face painting, getting your nails done for the girls, "keepy uppy" for the lads. We also will have kids sports, with prizes for all, whether they win - or come last. It's about making kids laugh and smile.!!

On a bigger scale, there will be a sponsored Bungee jump next to the Pease Statue, with a penalty shoot put nearby. Also a bouncy castle and a climbing wall in the Market Square. 
For the bigger kids we will have a Tug of War competition in the Central Arena (Teams of 8 - only £10 a team), hopefully with sponsored trophy and cash prizes for the winners - we expect Uncovered to enter at least 2 teams - If we get lots of entries, there will be different categories.
One of the highlights will be the stocks, where you will be able to throw wet sponges at whoever is in the stocks. Already we have Bill Dixon, Council Leader volunteering to get a soaking, as well as Ray Simpson and yet more well known persons to be announced. We will be looking to DFC 1883 board members to either volunteer, or preferably be sponsored to sit in the WET seat. 
Bungee Jump : this will be held next to the Pease statue. We want people to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship to jump. If not they will need to pay £30 to jump. Sponsor money MUST be handed in on the day. There will also be a special event "Toss the Boss", where employees will be able to sponsor their boss to be "tossed off" the platform - more details to follow.
Wet sponge throwing : We already have pledges from Bill Dixon, Dennis Pinnegar, and other "personalities", to sit in the stocks and get wet sponges thrown at them - but we need more - how about a "vote for who you want to put in the stocks thread" - sponsored of course, on the board.

There will be a host of stalls - many very simple ones, aimed at kids with the aim of them having fun - old fashioned stalls, like they used to have at local fetes, like throwing bean bags at tins of beans, picking "lucky" straws, "Adopting" a bear. But we will also have a juggler, clowns, (hopefully), a stilt walker, face painting, getting your nails done for the girls, "keepy uppy" for the lads. We also will have kids sports, with prizes for all, whether they win - or come last. It's about making kids laugh and smile.!!

On a bigger scale, there will be a sponsored Bungee jump next to the Pease Statue, with a penalty shoot put nearby. Also a bouncy castle and a climbing wall in the Market Square. 

For the bigger kids we will have a Tug of War competition in the Central Arena (Teams of 8 - only £10 a team), hopefully with sponsored trophy and cash prizes for the winners - we expect Uncovered to enter at least 2 teams - If we get lots of entries, there will be different categories.

One of the highlights will be the stocks, where you will be able to throw wet sponges at whoever is in the stocks. Already we have Bill Dixon, Council Leader volunteering to get a soaking, as well as Ray Simpson and yet more well known persons to be announced. We will be looking to DFC 1883 board members to either volunteer, or preferably be sponsored to sit in the WET seat. 

Bungee Jump : this will be held next to the Pease statue. We want people to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship to jump. If not they will need to pay £30 to jump. Sponsor money MUST be handed in on the day. There will also be a special event "Toss the Boss", where employees will be able to sponsor their boss to be "tossed off" the platform - more details to follow.

Wet sponge throwing : We already have pledges from Bill Dixon, Dennis Pinnegar, and other "personalities", to sit in the stocks and get wet sponges thrown at them - but we need more - how about a "vote for who you want to put in the stocks thread" - sponsored of course, on the board.

 

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Fatty eats roadkill - 22nd July 2012 20:19:56

I can help man a stall that day.

Jocam211 - 22nd July 2012 20:26:16

Consider yourself hired :)


Will be in touch

Darlo Cockney - 22nd July 2012 20:30:53

This is going to be a fantastic day.

DFC 1883 has always said that it is a Community Club, and now is our chance to prove it.

We have been given the Market Square for a day to show to the people of Darlington that we want to pay them back for the support that they have given us in our struggle to make sure that we still have a football team for the town.

First of all - the day is all about ALL the people of Darlington having FUN..........It's the last day before the kids go back to school, so, a chance for them to have a day to remember.

We already have quite a number of things organised, but hopefully we will get more over the next few weeks.

As Scott has said, there will be a sponsored Bungee jump, next to the Pease statue.

Get £100 of sponsership and you will jump for free.

One of the things we are promoting is "Toss the Boss".

How much do you love your boss ? - Get together to sponsor him to do the Bungee jump - the added plus is whoever collects the most sponsorship.....................Gets to "Toss the Boss" - off the platform of course.

Watch this space for lots more information about the brilliant day that September 2nd will be.

DFC 1883 Community Fun Day. - BE THERE !!

divas - 22nd July 2012 20:31:36

Has the bungee already been sorted as there is a local company who were willing to provide a crane.

Darlo Cockney - 22nd July 2012 20:33:55

It is sorted mate - the fundraising group have got it in hand.

Any ideas you have though - give me a PM.

DC

Darlo Cockney - 24th July 2012 20:06:02

BUZZ.

Darlo Cockney - 24th July 2012 20:39:13

Where are all these volunteers ???

Dc

notgnilrad - 24th July 2012 21:19:15

Hi i'm off work that day put me down for anything you need, cheers. :)

Darlo Cockney - 24th July 2012 21:21:36

Thanks - That is what we need.

DC

Spyman - 24th July 2012 21:30:02

Darlo Cockney wrote:
One of the things we are promoting is "Toss the Boss".

How much do you love your boss ? - the added plus is whoever collects the most sponsorship.....................Gets to "Toss the Boss"
I thought this was a 'family' fun day? Or will that bit be going on after the watershed?

DFCSC1 - 25th July 2012 11:58:35

We need 50 volunteers to bungee to make it worthwhile. Posters, flyers and sponsorship forms will be issued in the next few days.