June 19 2013 Latest news:
Story by: ROB SETCHELL, Reporter
Monday, May 28, 2012
FUND-RAISERS are planning to get March into the spirit for London 2012 by hosting a mini Olympics... in the pub.
The Cock Inn will be the unlikely venue for Fenland’s sporting masterpiece, which will include an obstacle course and events such as throwing and tug of war.
Sunday’s mini Olympics will run alongside a family fun day, with all the money raised going to Macmillan Cancer Support and Thorpe Hall Hospice, in Peterborough.
The event has been organised by a team of six fund-raisers, Sarah White, Adam White, Vicki Wright, Stuart Anderson, Kevin Thorley and AJ O’Neil.
Vicki is currently in Peru, completing a charity hike of the Inca Trail, while Adam, Stuart, Kevin and AJ are all in training for a 5km sponsored Spartan obstacle race.
Sarah, who runs Sarah’s Street Style Dance School, in March, has already helped raise more than £2,700 for Cancer Research UK this year. She encouraged her students to wear pyjamas for a week of sponsored dance classes.
The dance tutor said: “We are in an Olympic year and we want to celebrate that by getting everyone involved in the fun day.
“We want to involve the whole of March, rather than just the small minority of people that come to the dance classes.
“I lost my grandad and my nan to cancer so it’s a cause that’s close to my heart. It has been a bit of a fund-raising year for us really.”
Teams of six, made up of two adults and four children, can compete in Sunday’s event, with prizes on offer for the winners.
As well as the mini Olympics, there will be cake stalls, face-painting and a bouncy castle. The event will run from 12noon-4pm.