The Olympic Games and Paralympic Games have a unique power
to inspire all of us as individuals. It
also provides great opportunities for charities and not for profit
organisations to attract more funds and raise profiles.
Has your organisation got into the spirit of the London 2012
Get inspired, be
Proud to be British!
OK, so the opening ceremony wasn't to everyone's taste, it did
go on a bit, but how else do you get 204 teams out? It was well worth the wait,
what a spectacular finale! Watching it
all take shape was amazing and the lighting of the cauldron was impressive to
say the least.
With 15 medals in the bag to date putting Great Britain in 5th place
on the medal table, it definitely gives us something to be proud of.
So far we have seen Rebecca Adlington win bronze in the
Women’s 400m Freestyle, Lizzie Armitstead win silver in the Women’s Cycling
Road Race, the men's gymnastics team achieve an historic bronze medal and Zara
Phillips and Tina Cook win Silver in the Equestrian Team Event.
Not to mention Gold medals from Bradley Wiggins in the Men’s
Cycling Individual time trial; Men’s Cycling Team Sprint; Women’s Rowing Pair;
and Peter Wilson in the Men’s Shooting Double Trap!
Yesterday we saw Great Britain take Gold and Silver in the
Men’s Double Canoe Slalom, what an achievement, along with Gemma Gibbons
winning Silver in the Judo.
Now just over half way through the London 2012 Olympics and
with the Paralympics still to take place, are you inspired to host a
fundraising event to mark this historic occasion?
If you have not had the opportunity to soak up the
atmosphere at any of the spectacular venues, then why not start now and join in
the celebrations of this momentous event and amazing achievements of the
athletes by having your own ‘picnic in the Olympic Park’. Get your Charity or not for profit organisation’s
presence seen by millions and play your part in this remarkable experience.
If you cannot make it to the Olympic Park why not join in
the closing ceremony celebrations and throw your own party to raise funds, get
involved and have a magnificent occasion. Watch the artistic expression of Artistic
Director Kim Gavin and his team’s production - ‘A Symphony of British Music’; the
handover from London to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games and the
extinguishing of the Olympic Flame, signalling the end of the Games.
So what are you waiting for?
In : London Olympics & Fundraising
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