Thursday 26th April 2012
People across the country are being encouraged to take their Diamond Jubilee celebrations outdoors, in a bid to safeguard their local green spaces.
Fields In Trust is seeking to protect 2,012 outdoor recreational spaces by the end of 2012, as part of its Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge. The challenge aims to safeguard green spaces under threat from development.
The charity, which is dedicated to protecting and improving outdoor space for sport and recreation, hopes the jubilee will provide the ideal opportunity for people to celebrate their local green land.
Led by its patron, the Duke of Cambridge, Fields In Trust is encouraging the nation to host tea parties, sack races or whatever their local community fancies in a nearby park or playing field.
People can take part in the Have A Field Day campaign all year round, but many communities are choosing to host their outdoor events over the Diamond Jubilee weekend in June.
The Duke of Cambridge said: "Thank you for supporting Have A Field Day and the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge and I hope you have a wonderful time."
Alison Moore-Gwyn, chief executive of Fields In Trust, said: "The Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics are once in a life time events, and what better way of celebrating than by local people gathering together to join in sports, fun activities and games on their permanently protected Queen Elizabeth II Field."
For more information, visit http://www.qe2fields.com/fieldday.