Anglia Ruskin backs Sport Makers programme

Published: 14 February 2012 at 11:59

Special event on Chelmsford campus to help Essex get active ahead of London 2012

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People across Essex are being encouraged to get active to help celebrate this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Anglia Ruskin University is hosting a Sport Makers event on its Chelmsford campus on Tuesday 21 February (5.30-8.30pm) to provide more information on how people can get involved.

Sport Makers aims to inspire 1,400 people from across Essex to either participate themselves or help others take part in informal exercise, which could range from rounding up a group of friends for a five-a-side kickabout in the park to organising a fundraising fun run in the local area.

Sport Makers are, quite simply, people who make sport happen and the project aims to build a sporting legacy in the local area long after London 2012. 

Every Sport Maker who volunteers for 10 hours or more will receive a free Adidas t-shirt and bag, and will also have the opportunity to win Olympics-related prizes and receive a volunteering accreditation certificate.

Steve Dupree, Anglia Ruskin’s Head of Sport and Active Lifestyles, said:

“Anglia Ruskin is supporting this drive because we passionately believe it is something that students, staff and the local community will all benefit from. 
“With the Olympics and Paralympics happening practically in our back yard this summer, it’s a great time to get more people active.  Sport Makers gives each and every one of us the opportunity to make a difference and giving up 10 hours of our time is really very little.”

For further information and to book a place at the Sport Makers event on February 21, please visit or call Nick Sime at Sport Essex on 01245 438615.