Villages Sought for Olympic Celebrations, Ripley and Heanor News

18th Nov 2011

Derbyshire Village Games is seeking villages from Amber Valley to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games - Derbyshire style, Ripley & Heanor News

“We are looking for pro-active villages to run Village Games or Olympic events, give an Olympic feel to their carnival, gala or fete, or to get involved with Olympic-nics” said Hayley Lever, Village Games Project Manager. “We held a Village Games day in Lea and Holloway this year and it was a fabulous day, with an Easter Egg Hunt for families to take part, family rounders, obstacle courses and slack lining and a free running course!

“We would like to support villages from Amber Valley to get involved next year. Some people say that they don’t feel like the London Games is having an impact on them. This is a way to change that!”

Ideas include Olympic-nics, torch relays or opening ceremonies.

If you are from a Derbyshire village and would like to get involved, go to for more information.