The Olympic Torch Comes to Parson Cross!

1st March 2012

Community groups plan celebration event as Olympic Torch comes through Parson Cross on Monday 25th June en route to the City Centre.

Parson Cross is on the up after a range of regeneration projects to create the new Chaucer District Centre. Where there was once cleared sites as a result social housing demolition there is now a brand new Library Learning Centre and public square designed by international architects, it wouldn't look out of place in a cosmopolitan capital city. There have also been improvements to Chaucer Business & Enterprise College and a brand new ASDA supermarket opposite the new civic square. The Olympic Torch will be passing through the new district centre on Wordsworth Avenue on Monday 25th June and a range of local organisations and community groups have come together to plan a celebration event to cheer on the torch. We're really excited that the organisers have planned to come through communities like Parson Cross and with our new District Centre and public square we have the ideal location for a community celebration event said Sarah Larssen at SOAR. The event will run from 4pm to 7pm and we've got a range of family entertainment including music, dancers, singing, Chaucer School Steel Drums, hog roast, face painting, fair ground rides and a bouncy castle. We're also having a competition for the best torch. Local children and schools have been asked to make their own torch and the winners will be presented with a prize provided by ASDA and presented by local MP David Blunkett. The new ASDA store has been really supportive, but we're still on the look out for other businesses which may want to sponsor the event. Local volunteers are putting their time in for free so any support helps us to advertise the event and cover the cost of the entertainment would be greatly appreciated. Businesses interested in supporting the event should contact Sarah Larssen at SOAR sarah.larssen@soaregen.org.uk   .

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