Town proud of pair

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As Mata­mata’s Olympic swim­mers Matthew Stan­ley and Pene­lope Mar­shall train hard in prepa­ra­tion for the Lon­don Olympics, Mata­mata res­i­dents can get be­hind them by sign­ing a spe­cial ban­ner that has been made to en­cour­age them to do their best.

The Mata­mata Pub­lic Re­la­tions As­so­ci­a­tion in con­junc­tion with the Mata­mata Chron­i­cle came up with the idea to get the ban­ner made up.

The ban­ner will be placed across Broad­way to show res­i­dents and vis­i­tors just how proud we are of our Olympic swim­mers.

Mata­mata Pub­lic Re­la­tions As­so­ci­a­tion man­ager Sue Whit­ing said it was won­der­ful to be in­volved with the project which cel­e­brated the achieve­ments of Matthew and Pene­lope.

‘‘The PRA has funded the ban­ner which is at the In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre. We want ev­ery­one to come in and sign the ban­ner. It’s a big ban­ner so there is room for the whole town to write mes­sages of sup­port,’’ Ms Whit­ing said.

‘‘We

will hang

the ban­ner across Broad­way dur­ing the Olympics, as we want ev­ery­one to see how proud we are of our tal­ented swim­mers.’’

A gold coin do­na­tion would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to the Mata­mata Swim­ming Club.

Show­ing sup­port: Mata­mata Pub­lic Re­la­tions As­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers Graeme Guil­ford, Milly Keys and Sue Whit­ing with Graeme Laing, Ruth and Kevin Stan­ley, Shane Mar­shall and Tim Rogers.

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