100716TV4-11 Trevor Frecknall (3)
Trevor Frecknall

A family fun day with a sporting theme is taking place in North Muskham in memory of a popular former villager.

Mr Trevor Frecknall, who died from cancer last year, aged 72, was passionate about getting more people involved in sport.

For many years, he was involved with Newark Athletic Club with his wife. They also set up Muskham under-12s and under-14s football teams.

Muskham Family Fun Sports Day is on the playing fields at the village hall on May 20.

Organiser Mrs Sandra Neil said: “It is good to be making use of the playing fields, as Trevor was one of the original committee who got them opened in North Muskham many years ago.

“I hope we get most of the village out for this day. It is about remembering Trevor and having fun.”

Activities include an It’s A Knockout-style event, tug-of-war and a mile-long colour dash with a red, white and blue theme.

There will be various non-competitive sports, bouncy castles, plus numerous stalls.

Local businesses have supported the event. Ashiana Indian And Bangladeshi Restaurant and Hair Design by Pina are among those that have teams in the tug-of-war.

The event is from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Proceeds are for Muskham Rural Community Centre and other local causes.

The celebrations will continue later at The Muskham Ferry, where there will be darts and skittles competitions, and a cake sale.

Money raised at The Ferry will go to Beaumond House Community Hospice, which supported Trevor.