The organisers of the event are the Eastleigh Games 2012 Legacy Group. This group of volunteers refused to ‘hang-up’ their hats after being Games Makers for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. A small group of Eastleigh-based volunteer Games Makers formed the Eastleigh Games 2012 Legacy Group to support local sports, and cultural activities and events.
The national Community Games initiative was inspired by the 2012 London Olympics as a way of encouraging local communities to become more physically active and also to become more involved, through volunteering. This event aims to be totally inclusive and support anyone with any disability, long-term illness or life-limiting illness to take part.
Pavilion on the Park
The Pavilion on the Park is an inclusive community centre. There are outdoor toilets as well as access to accessible toilets and a full-equipped Changing Places facility with a bed, shower and hoist. The Changing Places is accessible by a radar key. The Pavilion on the Park also has a defibrillator located in the foyer of the Nightingale Annexe.
The Blackbird Cafe
The Pavilion on the Park is also home to The Blackbird Cafe. A basic menu of food, drinks and refreshments will be served during the event. Unlike previous events there are no plans for commercial or fete-style stalls at this years event.