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Work Starts On Summer Games Spectacular

05 Sep 2008

With the Olympic Games in Beijing still fresh in our minds, volunteers from Stansted Airport are preparing for BAA’s own sporting spectacular.

Up to 20 volunteers are getting their hands dirty transforming parts of Great Notley Country Park, near Braintree, in preparation for BAA’s Youth Adventure Games on Friday 19 September.

“Our volunteers will get stuck into a variety of projects in readiness for the games including tree trimming, woodland clearing and pontoon building,” said Stansted Airport’s community relations manager, Valda Edmunds.

“We encourage all our employees to volunteer and support in local community projects. This provides a more personal touch, which is highly regarded within our communities, and helps our staff to learn new skills and develop their careers.”

The first ever BAA Youth Adventure Games will see 400 hundred young people from local schools enjoy a fun packed day of adventure sports, ranging from tree climbing and kayaking to abseiling and mountain biking.

Adventure Games organiser, Alistair Russell from sportessex, said: “We’re very proud to be supporting the BAA Youth Adventure Games, not least because it’ll give so many young people from the area a chance to get involved in many different sports. I’m also delighted that it’s being held at the Great Notley Country Park as the superb facilities will help make for a truly memorable occasion.

“The games have been given an extra boost following Great Britain’s success in Beijing and it would be fantastic to think that some young people involved this year could be taking part in 2012.”

Eight Essex secondary schools are involved in the games, including: Alec Hunter, Hedingham, Honeywood, John Bramston’s, Notley High, Ramsey College, Rickstones and Tabor High.

Notes to editors

Journalists, photographers and broadcasters are welcome to attend the BAA Youth Adventure Games on Friday 19 September 2008. If you would like to attend please call the Stansted Airport press office on 01279 680534.

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