The Belvoir Shopping Centre is working with Coalville churches to put on a dedicated Olympic cafe, called Run the Race, for the local community.
Opening on Saturday 28 July the cafe will be the Coalville-hub for the Olympics where there will be delicious homemade refreshments on offer in exchange of donations.
The cafe will also be showing the Olympics live on large TV screens and there will be crafts for the children, face painting plus fun games and various activities.
Local Olympic torch-bearer Ted Collins will be opening the cafe on Saturday. Ted ran with the torch through Wymeswold and members of the public will be able to get their picture taken with him and the torch.
Also at the centre on Saturday there will be a climbing wall which will be free for youngsters to experience, along with giant games such as Jenga, Connect 4, hook a duck, hoopla and bucket ball.
The cafe and all of the activities have been organised by the churches in and around Coalville and over 90 volunteers are set to offer this to the community.
Tim Maycock, Chairman of churches together Coalville area says; “The aim of Run the Race is bring people together to celebrate the Olympics and our diversity, as well as creating a healthy community feel in the heart of Coalville”.
A spokesperson for the Belvoir Shopping Centre says: “We are delighted to be a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity and are thrilled that the churches are helping everyone in Coalville celebrate the games. We would like to thank all of the volunteers for their hard work in bringing the cafe and activities to the town”.
Run the Race cafe will be open Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm and Sunday 10.30am – 1.30pm.
For more information please call Heartland Youth For Christ on 08451591265.