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May 31 2014

The countdown is on for the 2014 Denton Community challenge which this year is bigger and better than ever. It takes place next Saturday June the 7th at Avis Road Field opposite Tate's garage from 1.00pm to 5.00pm.

The theme is Road to Rio to commemorate this year's World Cup in Brazil and it is a sport themed day inclusive of all ages. An additional attraction this year is a new Craft Fair which will be held in the Community Hall adjacent to the field which will be packed with interesting craft stalls. Admission to both the Denton Challenge and the Craft Fair is free.

There will also be a Cake Competition and you should bring your homemade cakes along to the Community Hall before 12 noon so they can be judged by Norman Baker MP. Plus raffles with great prizes including an iPod, a signed Brighton and Hove Albion Football Shirt and a cricket bat signed by Sussex county cricket Club First X1.

There is an opportunity for children to win magnificent rosettes by taking part in various sporting challenges and other attractions include a climbing wall, pony rides, bale throwing, steam train and more. The MC for the day will be popular local DJ and Karaoke King Keith Johnson.


1.00pm Opening Ceremony by Norman Baker MP
1.15pm Earthquake drumming Band
1.30pm Cadet Forces Football
1.50pm Scrivens Martial Arts Challenge
2.10pm Dog Obedience Demonstration
2.30pm Up Tempo Dancers
2.45pm Cadet Continuity Drill
3.00pm Award Presentations – Cadets and Cakes
3.10pm Family relay race.
3.30pm Norcross dancing display
4.00pm.Grand Raffle and other raffle prize draws
4.20pm Tug of War. More teams needed. To enter e-mail:
4.50pm Closing Ceremony.

There will be another very special presentation during the day to Denton Challenge Chairman Cliff Dargonne by a representative from Active Sussex. Cliff has been selected as the 2014 Sussex winner of the Community Games Shining Light Award.

This is a charity event and money raised will be divided between three local charities.

About the Charities:

Set up in 2005 following James' death at the age of 19 the Trustees raise money through a series of events throughout the year and local schools and sports clubs are invited to apply for funds to assist purchase of equipment and coaching aids to encourage the development of sporting activities for children and youth in Denton and the surrounding areas.

FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES OF DENTON SCHOOL (FADS) raise much-needed funds to purchase things for the school. They recently contributed towards the equipment for the refurbished playground and they have supported the accelerated readers' programme and financed the Travelling Pantomime that visits the school every year.

ST LEONARD'S is Denton's flint church that was built in 1288. This is a Bible teaching church and serves the community in a number of ways.