100 days to go to the Olympics!

PUBLISHED: 13:25 18 April 2012 | UPDATED: 21:16 20 February 2013

100 days to go to the Olympics!

100 days to go to the Olympics!

Find out how Kent County Council is offering funding to help local communities celebrate 'the greatest show on Earth'


100 days to go to the Olympics


Kent County Council is offering funding to help local communities celebrate 'the greatest show on Earth'


Want to play your part in the London Olympics? Become a Local Leader in Kent and rally your friends and neighbours, and help them celebrate London 2012. The Local Leaders scheme is for those people who organise street parties, encourage others to dress up and make banners and generally have the enthusiasm to inspire those around them to get involved and have fun.



Become a Kent Local Leader, and whether you invite three friends or your whole community, there are resources available to help you celebrate. www.london2012.com/localleaders.



Kent County Council has a Kent 2012 Small Grants scheme that can support local community groups to get involved with Local Leaders visit www.kentsport.org/london2012/small_grants.asp. The scheme supports cultural, creative and sporting projects linked to the London 2012 Games.



Kent County Council with the London 2012 Organising Committee have some ideas to help you get started:



Line the Streets. Is the Olympic Flame coming your way? Check the route. Save the date. Get out the gold face paint and bannersandgive your town its moment to shine.



Garden for the Games. Get your neighbours to grow window boxes in red, white and blue. Or bring the whole community together and plant the Olympic Rings' colours.



The Big Games Quiz. Find a venue, grab a mic, and see whos the Brain of the Games. Remember, its the taking part that counts. Prizes for the best team name.



Opening Night In. Where will you be on 27 July? Send out the invites. Put up the bunting. Turn on the telly for the Opening Ceremony.



Super Saturday. On 4 August well see a massive 25 Olympic Golds awarded at the Games. Bring everyone together. Warm up the barbecue. And raise a cheer for your team.



Light a Lantern. 24-29 August. Celebrate the Paralympic Games by joining a flame festival. Make your own lantern. Get the kids to help. Or make a good luck message for the team.



Last day of the Games. 9th Sept. On the last day of the Games. Plan a big send-off. Watch the Closing Ceremony. See musics biggest names. Sing along. Light the fireworks. And celebrate this once in a lifetime summer.



Seb Coe, London 2012 Organising Committee Chair, said: Local Leaders are brilliant organisers in every community around the country and play an active role in celebrating national events at a local level. Through this programme Local Leaders will help provide opportunities for everyone around the UK to join in with the London 2012 Games.



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