Free Equipment for Community Games

By NickiBlake on May 21st, 2012 - comments

Groups around the county who are holding an event to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee or the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are invited to register their event as a Community Games.

The Community Games programme was launched in the West Midlands in 2010 and since then over 220 games have taken place with over 165,000 people taking part. A Community Games can be any event that celebrates the uniqueness of your own community – it will be an event that gives everyone a chance to participate.

Whether it’s an opening or closing ceremony, sporting or cultural event, indoors or outdoors, a Community Games can showcase whatever’s best about your community.

Registration is free, and will provide the group with a wide range of support, publicity and materials to make the event even more successful. The support available includes a free page on the Community Games website, posters, postcards, access to training, and free loan of bunting or a banner, as well as equipment from the Active Lincolnshires Library (sponsored by Running Imp) for the duration of the event.

For events registered as a Community Games, groups become members of the Active Lincolnshires Library (a membership fee normally applies) and can hire equipment free of charge, subject to availability and deposits being provided.

Equipment available to loan from the Active Lincolnshires Library includes inflatable marquees, Zorb balls, Sports Day Variety Bags, Speed Sport Radar and many more. A list of the equipment available for hire can be found at: https://activelincolnshire.com/sport/clubs-and-coaches/lincolnshire-sports-library/

Organisers can register their event by going to: http://www.communitygames.org.uk/

For more information about the Community Games programme in Lincolnshire or assistance with registering your event, please call Clare Gilman-Abel at Active Lincolnshires Partnership on 01522 585580.