A hat trick of Inspire Mark Projects
A hat trick of Inspire mark projects for Chorley
THREE local projects have been granted the Inspire mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme for helping to get young people involved in sport and art, developing future sports stars and keeping the older generation active.
Chorley Council’s Get Up and Go activities, the Raising the Bar project and the Active Generation scheme for people aged 50 and over, have all been given the prestigious mark after they were recognised as innovative and exceptional projects that take inspiration from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
Most groups and organisations have only got one Inspire mark project so to have three is a big achievement. Councillor John Walker who is responsible for sport, leisure and physical activity across the Chorley borough said: “Lots of brilliant work is taking place around the Chorley borough to inspire local people to get fit and active, however, these three projects are continuing to make a real difference in all of our communities. “The council has made sure that each one of these projects includes an Olympic theme. “Get Up and Go and Active Generation are actually giving people the opportunity to try a wide range of Olympic sports, as well as encouraging young and older people to look at the history of the Olympic Games, the countries involved and the athletes that have previously taken part.
Cllr Walker playing football
“In contrast, Raising the Bar is helping potential Olympic athletes and sports stars of the future with their training. “We want local people to feel part of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and we are using the legacy of the Games to inspire our communities and encourage them to get involved in sport, arts and crafts.
“Chorley Council and everyone involved in all three of these projects are delighted they have been granted the Inspire mark and we will be doing all we can to make sure local people reap the benefits.”
Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games added: “The Inspire programme is ensuring the legacy of the 2012 Games starts now as projects like Raising the Bar, Get Up and Go and Active Generation are enabling people across the Chorley borough to make positive life changes.”
If you would like to get involved in any of these projects, contact Chorley Council on 01257 515151 or visit www.chorley.gov.uk/getupandgo or www.chorley.gov.uk/getupandgo
People across the Chorley borough are also being asked to get involved in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by lining the route of the Olympic Torch Relay when it comes through Chorley, Euxton and Croston on Friday 1 June.
The first Torchbearer in Chorley will start running with the Olympic Flame at 7.20am on the A6 Bolton Road, near to St George’s Primary School. Various Torchbearers will then take the Flame into Chorley town centre, Euxton and Croston.
For full details of the Olympic Torch Relay Route through Chorley, Euxton and Croston visit www.chorley.gov.uk/olympictorch or www.london2012.com/olympictorchrelay