Big Society Award
The Prime Minister has recognised the work of the Community Sport Trust's flagship project Village Games with a Big Society Award.
Andrea Kemp, Podium's Director and co-founder of Derbyshire based Community Sports Trust is delighted with the award and along with colleague Hayley Lever commented -
"It's a huge honour to receive this award. It's been incredible to be able to harness the excitement in the run up to London 2012 and to continue to build on the inspiration of Team GB's success at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
"Our achievements reflect not just the hard work of our team and the support of our partners but above all the enthusiasm and dedication of volunteers and leaders in villages all over Derbyshire.
"It's been amazing to see how the project has acted as a catalyst, strengthening community spirit, helping people have fun, make friends and get fitter.
"People want to become more active. We have found that if activities are developed locally, fit people's vaired lifestyles, are friendly and encourage all abilities, they are well supported."