Enfield's Olympic stars and games makers celebrate
By poppy_smith | Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 20:20
Two of Enfield's Olympic heroes and the borough's unsung stars of the Olympic and Paralympic Games - the Games Makers were guests of honour at a glittering reception at Forty Hall last Thursday.
The evening was hosted by the Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Kate Anolue, to mark Enfield's contribution to the Olympics and sport in the borough. Olympians Margaret Adeoye (200m) and Simeon Williamson (4 x 100m) and over 200 Games Makers joined friends and well wishers as well as torch bearer Julia Bailey.
Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Sport and Localism, Cllr Bambos Charalambous, said: "The Olympic and Paralympic games defined this nation's summer, and this was a fitting tribute to some of the people who made these events so memorable.
"We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our fabulous games makers and the athletes who gave everything to represent their nation and I'm delighted so many people could attend our celebration evening.
"Enfield has led the way this year for achievement in sport. Not only have we facilitated fantastic events such as the Go Enfield Go, Fun Run and Night Hike which have also raised money for great causes, but local children and residents have taken part and achieved so much in the London Youth Games and the School's and main Olympic Torch Relay. There was also the 'Get Set' opportunity where 4,000 tickets were made available to local children for the Olympics and Paralympics.
"We have also seen unprecedented investment in our leisure centres with Albany just opening its doors, and Southgate ready to welcome visitors mid October after many millions invested in new equipment and facilities."