Shenley’s first annual Community Games event revealed

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Olympic style torchbearers are being sought for a community sports day.

The Shenley Brook End Community Games are being held to raise money for a new community centre – and the organisers are looking for volunteers to carry the torches at the event.

The centre is set to be constructed on a plot of land adjacent to Shenley Brook End School and will include a cafe, youth group and badminton and basketball courts.

Event organiser Allan Vogel emphasised how useful the new building will be for the community.

He said: “It will be a community centre and youth centre, there will be a cafe and a mums and toddler group, youth group and we will have badminton and basketball courts.

“Anybody can use it, it’s a real community building. The Shenley Christian Fellowship will use it on Sundays for mass.”

Mr Vogel is looking for people to become torchbearers: “It can be anyone, it doesn’t have to be an Olympian or Paralympian. We’re appealing to anyone who wants to come forward and get involved.

“It’s really a kids event, so we’re looking for anyone who is interested in sport.”

There will be sports events held during the course of the day with entertainment for all the family.

Event organisers are aiming to make the event an annual occurence.

It will be open to anyone who would like to get involved, with an entrance charge of £2 per adult and £1 for under 16’s.

The event will take place on June 15 and 16 at Shenley Brook End School.