Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Iceland To Host Next Commonwealth Games

For those who enjoyed the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and can't wait another 4 years for the Gold Coast games in sunny Queensland, Australia, relief is at hand here in Central Road, Worcester Park.

Brought to you by the same people (or person) who brought you the ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ a few months ago, the Worcester Park Iceland Commonwealth Games is being held this very Saturday morning (9th August) and promises our youngsters treats, the likes of which could only be equalled by the winning of Commonwealth Gold Medals themselves!

This Commonwealth of Nations inspired event, spurred on by the recent Games, which saw England at the top of the table and more gold medals won by Cheam’s Jo Rowsell and Wallington’s Dave Weir involves identifying Commonwealth Countries and Territories, as displayed in the local shop windows as shown in four examples below.

All local children are welcome, nay, encouraged and invited to take part and will be able to pick up a form from Iceland, to record the Commonwealth countries that they can see in the windows of Central Road shops. Once the form is complete, upon returning it to Iceland, they will each receive a treat with a Commonwealth Games link. All you need to bring along is a pen or pencil.

Richard Johnson, who has organised this magnificent quiz, has asked me to highlight in particular that it is the team at Iceland themselves who are very generously providing both the treats and the funding for them, from their own very pockets. The treats will be handed out at Iceland, up to 12:30pm or to the first 100 children who complete the quiz (whichever happens sooner)… So best get down to Iceland and pick up an entry form early on Saturday morning!

Who said the community spirit was lost!