IN just over a week, Grantham’s sports stadium will be full of families having a whale of a time in aid of Comic Relief.
The South Kesteven Sports Stadium will be filled to the brim with activities, stalls, food stands and sporting events as organisers attempt to raise thousands for the good cause.
The teenager behind all the planning is enthusiastic Lea Crompton, 18, an employee of Kia dealership Victor Wood, in Spittlegate Level, which is sponsoring the event.
She said: “We want Grantham to pull together and come up to the stadium. It’s going to be lots of fun, and there’s something for everyone.
“Let’s have a laugh and raise some money.”
Helping Lea is her mum, fitness instructor Sue Harris.
Sue said: Before the downturn in the economy, towns and villages used to glue together and we feel as if that’s lost and we want that back.
“I feel that if you can get that back, local businesses will thrive from it.”
Opening the big event on March 12 is Sky Sports presenter Clare Tomlinson.
Among the activities planned are ten pin bowling, a climbing wall, fairground rides, tomato-throwing, an inflatable obstacle course and bouncy castles. There will also be a six-a-side football tournament, children’s photo shoots, hot air balloon rides, a drill by Army cadets, live music by Crazy Ape, and more.
Stalls, food stalls, an outdoor bar will also be set up. Meanwhile, a raffle features some fabulous prizes donated by firms such as Matalan, Asda and Rockingham Race Course, as well as merchandise donated by chief executive of the Premier League Richard Scudamore.
Entry to the family fun day is free and proceeds made during the event will be donated to Comic Relief.
There is still time to enter the football tournament. Teams should call Lea on 01476 566110.
Anyone interested in setting up a stall or organising an activity is also welcome to call Lea.
l Lea and Sue will be in Asda tomorrow (Saturday) leading activities to raise awareness of the event.