Daventry community fundraising day


There will be fun for all the family this Bank Holiday Monday while at the same time raising money for Daventry Area Community Transport (DACT).

The event involves bowls, hockey, football, golf, scouts and tug of war groups from the town, plus the Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs and DACT.

Taking place at Daventry Sports Park, Mayfield Park Sports Club, Daventry Town Bowls Club, Daventry and District Golf Course, and the Peppermill Pub, it aims to give people the chance to try out new sports, have fun and raise money for DACT.

The indoor bowling club – at the Daventry Sports Park in Browns Road – will open its doors, bar, café and bowls green to the public so people can see the facilities at the club, and try out bowling as well. People can give hockey a go, with taster sessions running every 25 minutes on the artificial pitch too.

And at Daventry and District Golf Club people will also be able to try their hand at the sport.

The ‘official party’, including DDC portfolio holder for community, culture and leisure Alan Hills, Daventry Town Council Mayor Wendy Randall and Bowls Daventry president Chris Long will start at 11am at Daventry Indoor Bowls Club. They will then watch a tug of war, and have a hockey bully-off between Cllrs Hills and Randall to start a mixed hockey tournament involving teams from Daventry and district.

The official party will visit other sites involved, ending their tour at the Peppermill just before 1pm to join in the fun at the pub.

A fundraising raffle will be held at 5pm at the Peppermill, supported by local businesses.

DACT offers a volunteer driver service to take people who might otherwise struggle to things like hospital visits of GP appointments. It also runs a minibus scheme for community groups, and does day-out trips. DACT also runs the DACT Mobility Shop in New Street.