Celebration of sport event
A SPECIAL free event is being staged to celebrate sport across the Valley.
Rossendale Leisure Trust’s ‘Celebration of Sport’ will take place on Friday September 8, at the Riverside in Whitworth.
The event is part of the Trust’s annual acknowledgement of sport in the borough. Two times British champion trampoline gymnast Luke Strong will be the guest speaker. Jodie Shenton, from Rossendale Leisure Trust said: “Each year we hold an annual celebration of sport to recognise local sports person and clubs achievements.” There will be a pie and pea supper, and open bar as well as entertainment starting at 7.30pm. Other speakers include Stephanie Thornton from the Rossendale Borough Council project ‘Living Well, Living Better’, Nathan Bibby, school games organiser, and Ken Masser, executive director of the Rossendale Leisure Trust.
At last year’s event, guests enjoyed a Q&A session with Paralympic swimming star Tom Hamer, from Rawtenstall, who struck silver twice in Rio 2016.