Torch still burning for Olympic legacy at community event

Torch still burning for Olympic legacy at community event

TEEING OFF: Finley Chance, aged 12, tries his hand at golf. Picture by Nick Toogood 2314618401.

HOOPS OF FUN: Amy Knight and Maddie Pitkeathly, both aged nine, give the hula hoops a go. Picture by Nick Toogood. (6936562)

Norton Community Games' awards ceremony (s)

A KEEN EYE: Children have a go at target practise (s)

HEAVE!: The tug of war team use all their strength (s)

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THE Olympic legacy was alive in Norton as hundreds of people joined in the fun and games at the fourth community games on Sunday.

Alongside the traditional races, people enjoyed diving, a climbing wall, circus skills, tug of war, drumming and more throughout the day at Norton Barracks Cricket Club.

About 900 people turned up to try their hand at the various activities which were on offer for free or at a reduced price.

Mike Goode, chairman of the event, said: ?At one stage we had three generations of the same family climbing the wall.

"We have developed a very special sense of community in Norton and this event is the highlight of the year.

"Funds raised at this event allow us to hold a live band on the pitch in the summer and run a weekly youth club all for local residents.

The village is now looking forward to the Norton Fun Run in aid of St Richard's Hospice which will take place on Sunday, July 13.

For more information log on to www.nortonct.co.uk.

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