Swindon Has The Midas Touch

10 sporty young people are bringing the Olympic buzz to Swindon by taking part in the Gold Challenge to raise £1000 for local sports project.

David Colcough, Swindon Borough Council’s StreetGames Development Worker has teamed up with 10 volunteers to take part in 10 different Olympic and Paralympic sports to raise vital funds for their local StreetGames project.

StreetGames, a national charity that provides doorstep sport to young people in their communities, has run over 900 sports sessions in Swindon that have attracted in excess of 4,000 young people from across the area.  The Swindon project, now based at the Link centre provides free sport to young people aged 13-19.

David Colcough, who runs the project, urges local businesses and the community to support the challenge and enable more young people from Swindon to take part in StreetGames.

“Gold Challenge is a great opportunity for people to get involved in the excitement around London 2012.  We jumped at the chance to try new sports whilst at the same time raise money for our local project.”

The team would also like to challenge the business that donates the most money to an official basketball match.

For more information about the challenge visit www.goldchallenge.org/morecharities/streetgames or contact David Colclough on 07557 104483.

To make a donation to the StreetGames Gold challenge visit www.justgiving.com/swindonstreetgames

Registered charity number: 1113542