Since the start of the Sport Makers programme back in 2011 Cumbria has recruited 461 people who have committed to spend 10 hours getting their friends, families and colleagues more active. That means that at 46100 Cumbrian hours will be contributed to the London 2012 legacy from this fantastic group of people, and I say 'at least' because I know many of them have already logged far more than that.
Sonja Foster from Barrow was awarded the 2012 North West Sport Maker of the Year Award, Daymon Johnstone from Workington got more 16+ people involved in his squash club and Jenny, the first Cumbrian Sport Maker blogged aout her expereince cycling.
The lastest amazing story is that of Rachel Lee from Carlisle, a keen runner she has been supporting the Carlisle parkrun. As well as being actively involved as a volunteer, she did a parachute jump on the 18th May to help raise funds for this free weekly event. If you enjoy the parkrun and want to help her cause you can find out more on the parkrun donation page.
76 Cumbrians had London 2012 tickets through the Sport Makers programme, several got in touch to tell us about their experiences.
The workshops have finished for the moment while the programme is updated, but Sport makers are still logging their hours and looking for opportunities to get involved, if yourclub, organisation or event has an opportunity please load it up onto www.sportmakers.co.uk We also promote local oportunites to volunteer on the Active Cumbria website