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GMFA and Royal Vauxhall Tavern Gay Sports Day

Graham Robson June 11, 2013

RVT Sports Day

This year’s GMFA & Royal Vauxhall Tavern Gay Sports Day, an event raising funds to support HIV prevention for gay men and to benefit the local community, takes place at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, London on Monday, August 26.

Hosted by Timberlina, this annual jamboree features old-school sporting events such as the Handbag Toss, the 50m mince and the Space Hopper relay. There are three award categories with medals for the winning team, for the team that raises the most money and for the team with the best outfits.

Everyone is welcome to take part, regardless of sexual preference, gender or athletic ability, but there are only a limited number of places for teams (and half of them have already been snapped up).

Matthew Hodson, GMFA’s Chief Executive, said:

“Sports Day has become a fixture in the summer calendar and each year the crowd gets bigger and bigger and the competition gets more intense. I don’t know how we’re going to top our note for note but considerably low budget recreation of the Olympic opening ceremony from last year, but we’ll certainly give it a shot.”

Event: GMFA/Royal Vauxhall Tavern Gay Sports Day.

Where: Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, London (just behind the Royal Vauxhall Tavern)
When: Monday, August 26

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Each team of five collects sponsorship for the event, with a minimum of £500 expected for each team. Money will be split between GMFA, Vauxhall City Farm and Friends of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.