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Queens Crescent Summer Festival

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Queens Crescent Summer Festival

Queens Crescent Summer Festival

Queens Crescent community Association By Queens Crescent community Association

Alongside the festival, which will bring the diverse community out to celebrate diversity and integration we hope to organise sport activities and tournaments to improve active living and wellbeing.

Camden Idea stage

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In conjunction with the Queen's Crescent Summer Festival on the 7th September 2019 we will organise sports tournaments for families, this includes every member of a family to get involved. Football leagues for mums, for dads, and for boys and girls. We will have different categories to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate.We will also use other creative ways to make active living to be fun and enjoyable. These activities and competition will be designed with existing parents who use the Dome. This may included egg and spoon race, sack race, or 100 meters sprint, cycling around Gospel Oak. We will incentives by issuing free gym memberships to local gyms, including the gym we have in QCCA. The money will be spent on sports activities, equipment, coaching time, musical accompaniment, exciting animal displays, healthy eating stalls and demonstrations, promoting the events and safety equipment.

What we'll deliver:

  • More people take up an active lifestyle
  • People engaged in sports and recreational activities
  • Families are involved and have greater awareness of staying fit and active

Why it's a great idea:

We need more people to be active in this area because Haverstock and Gospel Oak has the "Greatest proportion of overweight & very overweight" children & adults. There is an unquestionable need for responsive, accessible health and wellbeing outreach in Camden that innovates in ways that traditional services cannot. 21.9 per cent of residents in Gospel Oak have long-term health problems or disabilities (compared to 14.4 per cent in Camden as a whole). 19 per cent of adults are obese (compared to 12 per cent in Camden as a whole). And 19 per cent of adults have been diagnosed with anxiety or depression (compared to 15 per cent in Camden as a whole - Camden Neighbourhood Profile 2018). 29.3 per cent of adults are on out of work benefits. Smoking (25%) & alcohol consumption considered 'significantly highest in the borough' and diabetes at 9.3% (Camden Health & Wellbeing). Camden's "Fast food takeaways and health" report demonstrates that obesity is a significant issue.

Steps to get it done:

  • Creating a culture of fitness and healthy living - over a year and further
  • Encourage uptake of new sports - over one year and further
  • Encourage children to pester parents to trying new sports
  • Promote local sports centres and facilities
  • Promote local authority's facilities and commitment to healthy living

QCCA believes passionately that it reaches people in need who other service providers miss. Client data collected over the three years of the pilot shows how popular the scheme is. For example 79 per cent of users said their ‘outdoor physical activity’ had increased during the scheme, while another 79 per cent of people on healthy eating courses said they felt better informed about maintaining a ‘healthy nutritional lifestyle’. 86 per cent of users said that they and their families felt more integrated into the community as a result of participating.

Location Camden

About the space

Gospel Oak and Haverstock


London Borough of Camden

How will the money be spent?Total £9,548

Coach/ trainers x 6 - £1,440 (15%)
Gym membership for a month - £1,000 (10%)
Family musical entertainment - £800 (8%)
Smoothy bike hire - £650 (7%)
Birds of Prey Demonstration - £500 (5%)
Safety Equipment - £500 (5%)
PA For music and compere - £500 (5%)
Sports Equipment - £500 (5%)
Dome Sports hall hire for the day - £500 (5%)
Refreshment for the day for 150 people - £450 (5%)
Other - £2,708 (28%)

Costs Breakdown

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Coach/ trainers x 6
Gym membership for a month
Family musical entertainment
Smoothy bike hire
Birds of Prey Demonstration
Safety Equipment
PA For music and compere
Sports Equipment
Dome Sports hall hire for the day
Refreshment for the day for 150 people
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  • Healthy food and cookery schools
  • Children's Entertainment
  • Hygiene and sanitation for Farm Animal Demonstrations
  • Volunteer Refreshments
  • Marketing
  • Face Painting
  • Spacehive fees
  • Animal feed for City Farm Demonstrations
  • Transaction Fees
  • Staff time for monitoring and evaluation - 8 hours
  • Football Shoot Out Game
  • VAT

Total £9,548

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