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Cornwall Council Chairman celebrates work of Olympic Games Makers & Torchbearers

2012 Games Makers from Cornwall

Olympic Games Makers and Torchbearers from Cornwall have been formally recognised during a special event hosted by the Chairman of Cornwall Council, Mrs Pat Harvey.

On Friday January 25, the Chairman of Cornwall Council held a thank you reunion at New County Hall in Truro for all the people who helped to make the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games such a resounding success. The event was organised in collaboration with the Cornwall Sports Partnership who coordinates the official Olympic legacy programmes in Cornwall.

The theme of the event was 'Keep the flame burning' and attendees were asked to make their own personal pledges to help continue the success and momentum of the 2012 Olympics within Cornwall, ensuring the legacy lives long into the future.

Over 120 people attended the event, including the Games Makers who volunteered at the events in London plus the Torchbearers who helped carry the flame across the county ahead of the Games.

Chairman of Cornwall Council, Mrs PAt Harvey, commented: "I have for some time wanted to hold an event to celebrate and recognise the efforts raised by people from Cornwall who contributed towards making the 2012 Olympic Games the success that they were.
 
"I hope the aspirations to "inspire and generate" will in fact inspire people from all sections of the Community to enjoy the facilities at our leisure centres which will enable them to take part in future Olympics representing Cornwall."

Director of the Cornwall Sports Partnership, Mike Thomas, added: "Although it has been four months since the Games closed, the Olympic spirit is very much still alive and has made an incredible impact locally. We are therefore delighted to be able to hold this event as a thank you to all the amazing people who gave up their time to volunteer to make the Games happen and who have contributed to this ongoing energy.

"We are also asking everyone today to help keep the flame burning by becoming a part of the official Olympic legacy programme, 'Places People Play', that we coordinate within Cornwall. And, to spread their involvement and enthusiasm across the county, so that everyone in Cornwall has the opportunity to play their part in fulfilling the promise that Seb Coe made in Singapore."

If you are interested in finding out more about the official Olympic legacy programmes currently happening in Cornwall, please visit the Cornwall Sports Partnership's website www.cornwallsportspartnership.co.uk or contact them on 01872 323344 / info@cornwallsportspartnership.co.uk