'Switch Up' fun day sees families flock to Mansfield for community support

A fun day was held in Mansfield to raise awareness of “community support” in the area.

The family-fun day was hosted by Mansfield community group Switch Up on Barringer Road, to “raise awareness” of community services.

Switch Up runs mentoring, counselling, accredited non-formal education, personal development workshops, and mentoring for young people serving custodial sentences.

Michael Rowley, Switch Up’s operations and delivery manager, who organised the event, said: “We are all absolutely delighted to see a great turnout and the feedback was phenomenal.

“I would like to thank all our partners and volunteers who made this event a huge success.

“It was wonderful to see such community spirit.

“We are keen to raise awareness of our services and provide our community with the vital support they deserve.”

Visitors were able to engage with free activities such as street dance, face painting, litter picking, tattooing, inflatable attractions, as well as a boxing ring with refreshments on hand.

The event was supported by Mansfield Council, Mansfield MP and Nottinghamshire Council leader Coun Ben Bradley, Nottingham Trent University, Nottinghamshire Police’s Mansfield policing team, 200 degrees coffee and the Mansfield Business Improvement District.