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Hertfordshire celebrates London 2012 Children's Promise Day

PUBLISHED: 09:28 22 December 2011 | UPDATED: 20:27 20 February 2013

Hertfordshire celebrates London 2012 Children's Promise Day

Hertfordshire celebrates London 2012 Children's Promise Day

Eight local children got up close with animals at Paradise Wildlife Park to celebrate London 2012's Children's Promise Day in Hertfordshire.

Eight local children got up close with animals at Paradise Wildlife Park to celebrate London 2012s Childrens Promise Day in Hertfordshire.

The eight youngsters were all born on December 20, 2004 - Childrens Promise Day and registered on the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) scheme.

The Hertfordshire is Ready For Winners Partnership joined up with the park in Broxbourne to help them celebrate their birthdays with cake and the chance to meet some of the Paradise residents.

The event took place on Tuesday December 20 when they also met Father Christmas and experienced some London 2012 magic with the Animal Olympics.

Chairman of the Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners Board, Derrick Ashley, said, Im really proud that Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners is the only county Olympic Partnership in the region honouring the promise that was made to these children during the bid stage for the London 2012 Games.

This has been a really successful event with eight local children celebrating both the Olympics and their birthday and is extra special this year with 2012 just weeks away!

I cannot wait for the year ahead with teams coming over to train at our pre-games training venues, our Herts is Ready for Winners Volunteers helping out at community celebrations such as the Olympic Torch Relay and having the privilege of hosting an Olympic competition in the county. Roll on 2012!

The Childrens Promise scheme, launched during the bid to host the 2012 Games in 2004, called for children across the UK who were born on the 20th day of the 12th month (20/12 day) in 2004, to register with LOCOG to have the opportunity to take part in an event or ceremony surrounding the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Each child will play a special role in welcoming the world at Games time and could take part in one of the Ceremonies including the Opening or Closing Ceremonies, Team Welcome Ceremonies, or in the programme of other events that will light up the UK.


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