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June 5th 2017.

The 2017 Denton Community Challenge is coming. It's the sixth to take place and this year it promises to be even bigger and better than before. It's all happening at the Avis Way recreation ground (opposite Tates Garage, next to Paradise Park) on Saturday the 10th of June from 1.00pn to 5.00pm.

In 2016, hundreds of local people of all ages visited the Denton Community Challenge Summer of Sport event. They enjoyed an afternoon of action-packed events for families and children of all ages. In 2017 a record number of local clubs and societies active in the Haven area are offering sporting challenges, putting on entertaining displays or represented by stands and creating fun for everyone.

The title this year is I AM DENTON CHALLENGE, with the theme, as always, on local sport and celebrating the many wonderful sporting fixtures coming up this summer. Back by popular demand are the climbing wall and bungee trampoline, plus other attractions such as a bouncy castle, pony rides and ‘Just Owls’.

There will be plenty of interesting stalls run by local organisations from the Scouts to sports clubs and local charities and, of course, admission to the Denton Community Challenge is free, with a very small charge for taking part in some of the sporting activities.

There's something for everyone from the various stalls, plus a full programme of arena events and also a series of sporting challenges where children can win magnificent rosettes. The MC for the day will be popular local DJ and karaoke king, Keith Johnson. 

As before, the 2nd Denton & South Heighton Scouts - 'Ralph Reader's Own' - will be running their outstanding BBQ. Not to be missed. There will also be a big raffle with many prizes, including the first prize of a new Apple iPad Mini. The opening ceremony will be at 1.00pm and will be performed by Maria Caulfield and the Denton school choir.

The Denton Community Challenge is one of the largest charity events in our area, with the proceeds being divided equally between these three local charities:

THE JAMES DANIELS MEMORIAL FUND -  set up after 19-year-old James' tragic death in 2005 to raise money through various events. Local schools and sports clubs are invited to apply for funds to assist the purchase of equipment and coaching aids to encourage the development of sporting activities for children in Denton and the surrounding areas.

FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES OF DENTON SCHOOL (FADS) - raise much-needed funds to purchase items for the school.

ST LEONARD'S CHURCH, DENTON - is one of Sussex's historic churches dating back to1288, is a Bible teaching church and serves the community in a number of ways.

For further information:
Contact: or Cliff: 07802 716830, or Tricia: 07843 662794