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Free Family Fun Day: Come and celebrate the Work of Your Local Superheroes

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(L-R): PCVC staff, Police Interceptor (Spike), Fire Service (and Fire Service apprentices), RNLI, Durham Mini Police, Police dog & handler and the Roads Policing Unit

FAMILIES across the region are being invited to celebrate the work of local superheroes, at a free family fun day which is back for its third year.

Following the success of previous events, visitors this year can get involved in demonstrations and activities from familiar faces such as the County Durham & Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, RNLI, the Police (including the Interceptors), other emergency services and local community organisations.

Ron Hogg, Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC) for County Durham and Darlington, who is hosting the event, has also announced new activities can be enjoyed this year including ‘Prison Me No Way!’, which provides an experience of what it would be like to be locked in a cell. This year’s event will also be autism-friendly until 12pm.

Ron said: “I’m delighted to announce this year’s free family event is taking place again, on the last Saturday in October. It really has grown year-on-year, with more families having the opportunity to come along and enjoy themselves, whilst learning about community safety.

“There are numerous competitions children can get involved in, including a treasure hunt, and the Halloween or Superhero fancy dress competition is always very popular. This really is a showcase of activities and demonstrations by volunteers and the emergency services, who are our real-life local superheroes.”

John Trowell, Watch Manager from Bishop Auckland Community Fire Station will be involved on the day. He said: “This is a fantastic event, it’s free to attend and I encourage people of all ages to come along and have a really good day out.”

The fun day will take place on Saturday 28th October, between 10.00am and 3.00pm Locomotion, at the National Railway Museum, Shildon, DL4 2RE.

Follow the event on online for updates; simply search for DurhamPCC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or visit Ron’s website at www.durham-pcc.gov.uk. The dedicated event hashtag is #CelebrateLocalSuperheroes

-ENDS

Note to editors:

  • Group photo attached for publication, taken at The Locomotion in Shildon, featuring (L-R): PCVC staff, Police Interceptor (Spike), Fire Service (and Fire Service apprentices), RNLI, Durham Mini Police, Police dog & handler and the Roads Policing Unit
  • For online publication, please share this dedicated link to the Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/126615778061295
Posted on Wednesday 27th September 2017
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