The Plumstead Make Merry Returns with Alternative Games

The committee for the Plumstead Make Merry is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Transformers grant, funded by The National Lottery, through the Olympic Lottery Distributor, and managed by East London Business Alliance. As such, the Plumstead Make Merry will be taking place again this year.

Alongside the traditional Plumstead Make Merry event featuring live music, children’s entertainments and stalls, we will be running an ‘Alternative Games’ in which members of the public can compete against each other in a variety of alternative sports including a series of challenges similar to the popular television shows Total Wipeout and It’s a Knockout. We are looking for individuals, families, local businesses, clubs, pubs and schools to sign up to these unique alternative games that will include a variety of inflatable courses and games, as well as old school sports day type events such as a three-legged race, egg and spoon race, tug-of-war and wife carrying. 

The event will run from 12-6pm on Saturday 2nd June 2012 on Plumstead Common. People interested in performing, participating or running a stall at this year’s event can contact us by email at plumsteadmakemerry@yahoo.co.uk.


Notes for Editors

1. The Transformers grant programme is directing over £1.5 million of funding to communities in five of the Olympic Host Boroughs over two years. The grants are awarded to projects that really make a difference in people’s lives, particularly by those communities most affected by their proximity to the Olympic venues. ELBA is a social regeneration charity that facilitates corporate investment from City and Canary Wharf companies into community programmes across east London. ELBA manages the Legacy 2020 programme which seeks to secure a positive legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games for east London communities through projects covering skills, sports and culture.

2. The 2010 Plumstead Make Merry was attended by approx. 7,000 members of the community throughout the day.

3. Further information about us can be found on the following internet sites:

Main website: www.plumsteadmakemerry.co.uk

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PlumsteadMakeMerry

My Space: www.myspace.com/plumsteadmakemerry

Twitter: www.twitter.com/PlumMakeMerry