Press Releases

‘Amazing day’ - Tens of thousands watch Tour de France in Littleborough

Jul 07, 2014 14:54 BST Rochdale Borough Council A usually quiet corner of the borough was transformed into a major visitor attraction this weekend as thousands packed the roads and moorland by Blackstone Edge Reservoir to watch the Tour de France on Sunday.

Swimmer Holly Hibbott from Southport receives £2,000 SportsAid Award from Elton John

Jul 04, 2014 16:42 BST SportsAid Concert inspired by London 2012 raises more than £300,000 to support aspiring British athletes hoping to compete at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. Holly becomes one of the first five SportsAid athletes to benefit from the fund after receiving a £2,000 cheque from Sir Elton John CBE at the event.

Stars dazzle Stoke Park as superstars Sir Elton John and Katherine Jenkins OBE take to the stage to celebrate a Great British Weekend!

Jul 04, 2014 11:01 BST Stoke Park Stoke Park, the luxury 5 AA Red star Country Club, Spa and Hotel in Buckinghamshire was transformed over the weekend to a breathtaking and intimate concert venue where on Saturday 28th June, Sir Elton John took to the stage to help raise funds for SportsAid, and on Sunday 29th June Katherine Jenkins wowed the crowds in a truly stunning performance!

Cycling event helps Rochdale borough gear up for disability awareness week

Jul 02, 2014 15:52 BST Rochdale Borough Council Number One Riverside will take on a very different look next week, with circus skills, wheelchair basketball and drumming workshops set to show showing Rochdale Council’s visitors that disability is no barrier to sport.

Cyclist Fred Wright and sprinter Daryll Neita from London receive £2,000 SportsAid Awards from Elton John

Jul 02, 2014 10:38 BST SportsAid Concert inspired by London 2012 raises more than £300,000 to support aspiring British athletes hoping to compete at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. Fred and Daryll are among the first five SportsAid athletes to benefit from the fund after receiving £2,000 cheques from Sir Elton John CBE at the event.

Sprinter James Arnott from Plymouth receives £2,000 SportsAid Award from Elton John

Jul 02, 2014 10:34 BST SportsAid Concert inspired by London 2012 raises more than £300,000 to support aspiring British athletes hoping to compete at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. James becomes one of the first five SportsAid athletes to benefit from the fund after receiving a £2,000 cheque from Sir Elton John CBE at the event.

Rower Molly Harding from High Wycombe receives £2,000 SportsAid Award from Elton John

Jul 02, 2014 10:29 BST SportsAid Concert inspired by London 2012 raises more than £300,000 to support aspiring British athletes hoping to compete at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. Molly becomes one of the first five SportsAid athletes to benefit from the fund after receiving a £2,000 cheque from Sir Elton John CBE at the event.

SportsAid launches Elton John Sports Fund to help aspiring Olympic and Paralympic athletes

Jul 02, 2014 10:24 BST SportsAid Concert inspired by London 2012 raises more than £300,000 to support aspiring British athletes hoping to compete at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. Sir Elton John CBE presents £2,000 SportsAid Award cheques to the first five athletes to benefit from the fund.

Golden girl Joanna hopes Tour de France will encourage more to get on their bikes this summer

Jul 01, 2014 13:14 BST Rochdale Borough Council Gold medal Olympic winning and world champion cyclist Joanna Rowsell MBE was in Rochdale this week ahead of the Tour de France which comes to the borough on Sunday.

Meadowside Leisure Centre to offer free swimming for under 16’s this summer

Jun 25, 2014 10:14 BST East Staffordshire Borough Council Meadowside Leisure Centre invites you to make a splash this summer with free swims for under 16’s. This fantastic offer is available throughout the summer holidays starting on Monday 21st July up to and including Sunday 31st August 2014.