St Albans leisure centre holding community day for The OLLIE Foundation and CLIC Sargent

PUBLISHED: 11:00 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:00 29 August 2018

Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre. Photo: Danny Loo.

Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre. Photo: Danny Loo.

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Westminster Lodge leisure centre in St Albans is hosting a community day to raise cash for The OLLIE Foundation and CLIC Sargent.

The day is being organised in partnership with Kickoff@3 for Saturday, September 8 and the main event will be 3v3 basketball tournaments for 16 to 19-year-olds and adults.

Centre manager Leslie Garner: “We hope to see lots of people come through our doors and take part. It’s a great way to get together and have some fun while raising money.”

There will also be music throughout the day from artists including DJ Marcel ‘RocAball’ Fontaine and refreshments provided by Morrisons.

Organisers are hoping to raise at least £1,000 as any sum £1,000 or above will be matched by Barclays.

To register for the tournament, visit www.kickoffat3.co.uk/tipoff-3 or email connect@kickoffat3.co.uk. Entry costs £10 per individual or £50 per team (teams of five maximum).

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