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Father’s Day event for all the family in Sudbury on Sunday

PUBLISHED: 16:25 14 June 2016 | UPDATED: 16:30 14 June 2016

The Family Funday is taking place on sunday

The Family Funday is taking place on sunday

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An organisation in Brent that provides help and support to dads will be holding a special event to mark Father’s Day this Sunday.

Last year's event was a huge success (Pic credit: Alphonso Grose)Last year's event was a huge success (Pic credit: Alphonso Grose)

The annual ‘Family Funday’ hosted by Father Figure Children & Family Services includes a barbers competition, seven-a-side football and a host of activities and events for all the family.

Taking place at Vale Farm Sports Centre in Watford Road, Sudbury, the day will also celebrate the five anniversary of the organisation which was co-founded by David Mullings.

Last year's event included a football tournamentLast year's event included a football tournament

There will also be lots of giveaways including a boxing glove signed by former world heavy weight champion of Evander Holyfield and a shirt signed by former Arsenal and England footballer Ian Wright who lives in Kensal Rise.

He told the Times: “We recognise the importance of male role models and father figures in the community and that’s why we put on this event, we want to continue to encourage families to promote this role in a positive way.

Activities included a gladiator game (Pic credit: Alphonso Grose)Activities included a gladiator game (Pic credit: Alphonso Grose)

“As usual we are praying for good weather and looking forward to giving the community a fun day to remember.”

Entry into the event is free but there may be a small fee payable for some of the activties.

Children (and adults!!) enjoyed the sack races (Pic credit: Alphonso Grose)Children (and adults!!) enjoyed the sack races (Pic credit: Alphonso Grose)

Mr Mullings helped set up Father Figure after noting that some fathers were being given little access to their children or were stopped altogether following a relationship split.

For more information about the organisation visit fatherfigure.ning.com.

The big slide was a hit at the event (Pic credit: Alphonso Grose)The big slide was a hit at the event (Pic credit: Alphonso Grose)


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