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Have a go with Harpur

19 June 2017
Harpur Trust is running a community event on Sunday 10 September between 10 am and 4 pm in Bedford Park. All activities are free and the event is being staged as a gift to the people of Bedford.


Have a go with Harpur is on

Sunday 10 September / 11am to 4pm / Bedford Park

Free tasters, workshops, demos and activities are being offered by The Harpur Trust and a host of other local community groups and organisations: climbing, zorbing, archery, football, potholing, inflatable assault course, gentle exercise and relaxation, cycling, arts and crafts workshops, forest school, community choirs, dance demos, educational and cultural groups, and much more. All activities are free, so come along and have a go.  Quality food will be on sale at affordable prices.

Parking will be available at the Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford MK40 7PZ


The Harpur Trust

As one of the biggest charities in the UK, our vision is of Bedford as a place where everyone has pride in their community and is inspired and supported in realising their potential. We give grants to local community projects, we look after older people in our almshouses and we support, promote and provide education. Over the past 10 years, the Trust has awarded over £11 million in grants to local community projects and individuals, under the charitable objects of education, relief and recreation.


If your organisation would like to be involved on the day, contact Sarah Elam. External Relations Manager, 01234 369519

Download a flyer for the event here.


Have a go with Harpur


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