Local events secure Olympic cash

A dozen events planned to help North Devon celebrate the games in style.

A DOZEN community events have been granted funding to help North Devon celebrate the Olympics this summer.

Sports clubs, community groups and schools have won a total of �8,200 to help organise a host activities in the region from the arrival of the Torch Relay on Monday, May 21 until the end of the Olympic Games on Sunday, August 12.

The 12 successful events are:

Barnstaple Schools Torch Relay Celebration – �1800

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Braunton Schools Torch Relay Celebration, Primary Athletics Festival and Secondary Sports Festival – �900

South Molton Schools Torch Relay Celebration – �400

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Ilfracombe Sports Clubs Challenge at Brimlands – �300

Combe Martin School gymnastics event – �200

Chulmleigh Schools Celebrating the Olympic Torch Relay – �900

North Devon Special Games opening ceremony – �300

Great Forches Run: Celebrating the Olympic Torch Relay – �500

Great Gorwell Taster Session sports day: Celebrating the Olympic Torch Relay – �500

North Devon Volleyball open – �500

West Exmoor Federation sports day for Lynton, Parracombe and Kentisbury schools –�200

Ilfracombe Schools Torch Relay Celebration – �700

The money has been awarded by North Devon Council (�5,000); Team Devon (�2,500); and Active Villages (�700).

Councillor Derrick Spear, Executive Member for Culture, said: “The council wants everyone to have the opportunity to share in the excitement of the Olympic Games as the torch passes through North Devon. These events will be great fun for thousands of young people across the district and make fantastic memories for those that take part.”

The Olympic Torch will be carried through Barnstaple, Braunton, Knowle, Ilfracombe, Combe Martin and Lynton and Lynmouth on Monday, May 21.

For more information about the events, and Olympic Torch Relay, visit www.northdevon.gov.uk/london2012.

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