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RVT Sports Day with LGBT HERO is BACK! This Bank Holiday

Oh how we’ve missed you… After having to take a year off due to you know what… The famous RVT sports day is BACK! This year in partnership with the lovely people at LGBT Hero.

What is Sports Day?

Every August bank holiday, since 2007, hundreds of members of the LGBTQ+ community have been flocking to the RVT Sports Day at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, behind the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, to help to raise money for LGBT HERO. Some of the events include:

  • Egg and spoon race
  • Tug of war
  • Sack Race
  • 50m mince
  • Drag race relay
  • Three legged race
  • Handbag toss
  • Rhythmic gymnastics (This is the best event)

Tug of War fun at a previous RVT sports day.

What does Sports Day do?

The money raised on the day goes directly to support LGBT HERO’s mission to help LGBTQ+ people to lead happier and healthier lives. LGBT HERO does this by offering trusted information and advice while providing various types of support including group, peer and one-to-one support on issues including gender and sexuality, sexual wellbeing, mental wellbeing, feeling suicidal and general health. The issues that affects us the most as a community.

Timberlina getting everyone in order!

Who are LGBT HERO?

LGBT HERO is the national health and wellbeing charity for LGBTQ+ people supporting over 100,000 people a month with trusted health, advice and various types of support. LGBT HERO’s main aim is to help LGBTQ+ people tackle the health and social inequalities they face while creating a platform for LGBTQ+ people to create personal and social change. We want to create a happier and healthier community for all.

What are your COVID safety plans?

This is obviously the first Sports Day we’ve had to think about this but we can guarantee we will make sure this is the safest games possible. We have appointed a COVID Safety Manager, backed up with assistants and volunteers on the day. They will make sure all the equipment is sanitised between games, masks are available and we do all we can to make you feel as safe as possible.

I would like to enter a team.

Great! If you’d like to enter a team for Sports Day you need the following:

  • At least 5 team members

  • A team name (get creative)

  • A pledge to raise funds as a team for LGBT HERO – the money raised on the day supports LGBT HERO’s unfunded services.

  • We will set up your fundraising page for you on the LGBT HERO website

To submit your team, contact liam.murphy@lgbthero.org.uk with ‘Sports Day’ in the subject and he will tell you how to set up your fundraising page.

We hope to see you at Sports Day but we understand if you can’t make it. You can still support us by donating at www.lgbthero.org.uk/sportsday or text 365LGBTHERO to 70085 to donate £10.

The event will close around 6pm with medals going to the Champions of Sports Day – the team with the most points, the highest fundraisers, and the team with the best costume.

Meet the Sports Day teams of 2021 So far…

Team 1: The Gay Men’s Dance Company

Team 2: Team Goldfist

Team 3: The Fisty Puffs

Team 4: Harry Poofter & the Gobful at Fire

Team 5: The Bitten Peach

Bank Holiday Monday, 30th August 2021 | From 1pm

Organised by LGBT HERO in partnership with the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

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