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  • Join In the National celebration of Sport 18-19 August

Battle Bus comes to Nottingham

MEDAL WINNERS AND SPORTING GREATS GET BEHIND GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN TO ENSURE SPORTS PARTICIPATION AND VOLUNTEERING LEGACY ACROSS COUNTRY

A nationwide grassroots campaign to capture the once in a lifetime opportunity of hosting the Olympic Games in the UK will see 5,000 events happen across the UK as part of building the sporting and volunteering legacy from London 2012. The campaign will mark the first national sporting weekend of its kind to be put on by a host country in the immediate afterglow of the Games.

Backed by Team GB medal winners past and present, HRH the Duke of Cambridge as well as UK Prime Minister, Rt Hon David Cameron MP and London 2012 Chairman, Lord Coe KBE, ‘Join In Local Sport’ is an independent charity funded by government with the specific aim of getting as many people as possible to turn up, take part and join in at their local sports facilities on 18th / 19th August - the first weekend after the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Sport clubs and communities across the UK have been preparing for the unprecedented enthusiasm for sport that they always knew hosting the Games in the UK would generate. The ‘Join In’ weekend is designed to help capture the spirit of the Games and bring it back to the place it begins for all great champions - their local sports facilities. Enabling clubs to convert this once in a lifetime wave of interest into help, support and membership from their local community.

Local sports groups will take advantage of this unique moment, creating a shop window within their communities for the opportunities there are for people inspired by the Games to help out, give time, support, watch or play sport. To find out what events are happening near you, simply go to the Join In website – www.joininuk.org – and enter you post code.

Over the last three months over 5,000 events have signed up representing every nation and region in the UK, and covering more than three dozen sports, from athletics to swimming, to canoeing, cycling, gymnastics, hockey and karate.

As part of the weekend a “Battle Bus” will tour the UK, stopping off to visit events at local sports clubs, encouraging the local community to join in as they go.

The Battle Bus will be visiting the Hellfire Harlots in Nottingham on Saturday 18th August.

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