Feb 16 2012

Be inspired by the Olympics in Harrow and Make a Pledge for 2012

Be inspired by the greatest sporting event on the planet – happening right here in your home city – and make a pledge for 2012.

That’s the plea from Harrow Council as it launches an exciting new project to capture the spirit and inspiration of the Olympics and Paralympics. It is calling on residents to take part in a major new photography project in which local people show off how the Games are motivating them to do something positive for themselves or their community.

All residents have to do is ‘make a pledge’ inspired by the Games and send in a photo of themselves with the pledge written on a piece of paper, card or on a whiteboard – or any other interesting place you can think of.

It could be anything from pledging to join a sports club, volunteering or getting involved in art and culture. It could be as simple as pledging to help a relative or neighbour with their weekly shopping.

The images will be put together in a special Olympics photo wall at Harrow Arts Centre this summer and be displayed on the Council’s flickr page.

Cllr David Perry, Portfolio Holder for Community and Culture on Harrow Council has pledged to go running once a week. He says:

“Make a pledge for 2012 is all about using the Olympics and Paralympics as a motivation to make a positive difference in our lives or on the wider community. Sometimes we need a little encouragement to try something new, and what could be more inspiring than the Olympic and Paralympic Games? I’m pledging to go running once a week, so why not join me and do something different for 2012 today?”

Marianne Locke, Divisional Director of Community and Cultural Services at Harrow Council said:

“Since coming to work at Harrow Civic Centre, I’ve put on a few pounds thanks to the good food served in the canteen. 2012 is my chance to reduce that weight and get healthy again.”

Residents should email in their photos with their name, age and contact details. The best pledges will be in with a chance of winning rewards and prizes throughout the project.

Find out more at www.harrow.gov.uk or email your photos to nadia.mansur@harrow.gov.uk.

Source: Harrow Council

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