With 16 June marking 50 days to the start of the Rio Olympic Games, local good causes have been urged by a group of Olympic medallists to not squander the golden opportunity to boost funds in this Olympic year.
Gold medal winners Alex Gregory, Andy Hodge, Tim Baillie, Dani King, Pete Kennaugh, Etienne Stott, Rebecca Romero are spearheading the Legacy 300 project, which has already generated over £316,000 for good causes through their delivery of Athlete VIP experience days and team competitions.
To mark the announcement of the 2016 schedule of post Rio events; gold medal winning track cyclist Dani King expressed her hope that local good causes give this an opportunity.
“Legacy 300 days are great fun for participants and us athletes alike, this Olympic year is a great opportunity for all good causes to benefit from the hype surrounding GB sporting success.
All local fundraisers are invited to take the five or so minutes it takes to promote these opportunities for supporters to generate funds for local good causes. With a sell first buy later philosophy underpinning their fundraising project, this Athlete project provides local good causes with risk free opportunities to raise funds through retail platforms, auctions or by direct selling of places to their supporters.
Full details can be found on the good causes section of www.legacy300.com