As part of the Olympic Games celebrations, Lewisham Council has purchased 81 tickets for events at the 2012 Olympics. All 81 tickets were offered by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) and will not be used for staff or elected members.
Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham has announced that the tickets will be given to voluntary sports clubs and organisations within the borough next year.
Mayor Bullock said,
The Olympic Games is for everyone and I want to ensure that as many people in the borough, especially our young sporting talent, get the experience of seeing it first hand.
The tickets we have bought cover the sporting activities currently being played by voluntary sporting clubs and organisations in the borough. This way the sporting talents of the borough will get the chance to see a live Olympic event, which they have a special interest in. I hope the experience will provide some happy memories for those who watch the games and the motivation to excel in whatever sport they have chosen.’
The total cost of the tickets purchased is £9,530 and will come from the council’s budget.