Dress up for Olympic Torch visit to Mansfield

With less than two weeks until the Olympic Torch comes to Mansfield, people are being encouraged to dress in Olympic colours when they come to line the route on Thursday 28th June.

Mansfield Business Improvement District (BID) will be handing out spot prizes to those in the town centre dressed in blue, yellow, black, green and red. The competition has been supported by Mansfield District Council.

Prizes include various gift vouchers to be used in Mansfield Town and I Love Mansfield goodie bags.

The Olympic Torch comes to the Mansfield District on day 41 of its tour around the country in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Sarah Nelson, BID Manager said: “The torch coming through is such a once in a lifetime event, and with fun street entertainment already taking place on the day we thought what better way to have fun and celebrate the torch passing through than by showing your support and dressing in the Olympic ring colours. We also want to support out businesses by bringing people into the town throughout the whole day.”

For more information about the Torch Relay through the Mansfield District visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/torch

And look out at www.chad.co.uk for full coverage of the big day - as well as in Chad the following Wednesday.