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Back for its third year: Ron Hogg's 'Celebration of Local Superheroes' free family fun day

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FAMILIES can find out more about the work of our real-life superheroes at a free family fun day held next week.

Back for a third year, the event will showcase and raise awareness of all the good work that is happening in our local communities, who go above and beyond to help others in our local area.

Hosted by Ron Hogg, the Durham Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner, the family event is free, with free parking, and will be held on Saturday 28 October 2017 at Locomotion, The National Railway Museum in Shildon from 10am – 3pm.

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.

“Following the success of last year's event which around 20,000 people attended, I encourage people to come along and have a free day out with all of the family. The event will be happening come rain or shine, and this year it will be autism-friendly until 12pm.”

In addition to some familiar faces from the Police (and the Interceptors), Fire and Rescue Service and other emergency services and local community and voluntary organisations, the public will have the opportunity to get involved with new activities and demonstrations. ‘Prison Me No Way!’ is one of the new organisations attending this year, who provide an experience of what it would be like to be locked in a cell.

There will be lots of competitions taking place throughout the day, including a children's treasure hunt, plus a Halloween and superhero fancy dress competition (the judging takes place at 12.00pm).

Adults are being encouraged to share their comments, photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #CelebrateLocalSuperheroes.

Picnic tables are also available if families prefer to bring their food with them.

There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day (either with, or without, fancy dress!) For updates, find us on Facebook (search for Durham PCC), or visit: www.durham-pcc.gov.uk.

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  • When publishing online, and/or on your social media, please link to the main event page on Facebook, which is where we post daily event updates. Thank you: https://www.facebook.com/events/126615778061295/
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Posted on Friday 20th October 2017
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