The Community Games programme returns and Get Berkshire Active (GBA) along with partners YMCA are inviting event organisers to sign up their events through the website now.
In return we are offering organisers the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £200 to help stage your event, along with free t-shirts, banners, bunting and publicity to get communities into the swing of things. And behind the scenes, there is lots of other event support to make it as easy as possible to run your event.
To unite the whole nation within the spirit of the Community Games and to mark the Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relay’s one-year anniversary there will be a Shine a Light Torch relay to celebrate the 49 counties taking part within this unique programme of events.
Kick-starting on May 19 in Land’s End, Community Games will place a spotlight on each area of the Olympic and Paralympic torch relay route as it virtually passes through England
Making its way to Berkshire on the 11th July, GBA and Slough YMCA will be putting on activities for local people to enjoy and would like to invite any local sports clubs, entertainers or activity providers to get involved in putting on some activities to promote their offer to local people.
The Community Games were officially launched in Berkshire at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre earlier this month, where ‘advocates’ for the games came forward to mark the occasion.
Mark Lawrie Chief executive of Get Berkshire Active said
The Community Games are a great opportunity for local groups to bring people together and enjoy being active and creative. Get Berkshire Active really want to help keep the Legacy of London 2012 alive in local communities and this is a great way for people to get involved!
We are delighted to be involved with this sports opportunity across Slough and Berkshire. We have already started working with the Britwell, Chalvey and Cippenham events. We aim to bring Tae Kwon Do, Wrestling, Archery and more conventional sports and cultural activities to our local communities. It is so important to give people the chance to enjoy activities they may not normally see. With reducing Youth provision, and after school activities, this is a great chance to make a difference.