Wembley welcomes Olympic athletes during special community event

More than 800 people attended Chalkhill Community Day

More than 800 people turned out in Wembley for a fun filled community day complete with dance troops, performing schoolchildren and a special visit from two Olympic athletes.

Around 850 joined in the celebrations for the Chalkhill Community Day.

The event, at the Chalkhill Community Centre, in Chalkhill Road, was funded by NHS Brent to encourage activity and exercise.

Among the acts to perform, included the Raunchy Rockers exercise group and a Gangnam Style performance from Chalkhill Primary School pupils and a dance showcase from the Revolution Dance Group.

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Nine-times gold medal winning Paralympic swimmer Chris Holmes MBE opened the event while Olympic fencer James Honeybone also enjoyed a fencing tournament with people of all ages.

Cllr Michael Pavey, (Lab) a Barnhill ward councillor, said: “It was a really good event and incredibly well attended.

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“Although promoting active health it was also about promoting it the broadest possible sense, including general well being.

“This whole estate is on the up with a park is due to open in the spring. We want to celebrate the community rather than conform to negative stereotypes.”

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