WHAT pledge can you make for London’s big year?
Harrow Council is launching a new project in honour of the Olympic and Paralympic games to get people motivated and making a difference to themselves and the borough.
The Make a Pledge campaign aims to collect hundreds of photographs of people with their promise for the year written on a piece of paper, card, whiteboard or any other interesting place.
It will give Harrovians the chance to show how they are motivated by the world’s biggest sporting competition which rolls into London this summer.
Possibilities range from joining a sports club, volunteering, getting fit or learning something new.
The council will collect the images and put them together for an Olympics photo wall at Harrow Council this summer and they will also appear on the council’s Flickr page.
Councillor David Perry, portfolio holder for community and culture on Harrow Council has pledged to go running once a week.
He said: “Make a pledge for 2012 is all about using the Olympics and Paralympics as a motivation to make a positive difference in our lives or on the wider community.
“Sometimes we need a little encouragement to try something new and what could be more inspiring than the Olympic and Paralympic Games?
“I’m pledging to go running once a week, so why not join me and do something different for 2012 today?”
Marianne Locke, divisional director of Community and Cultural Services at Harrow Council, said: “Since coming to work at Harrow Civic Centre, I’ve put on a few pounds thanks to the good food served in the canteen. 2012 is my chance to reduce that weight and get healthy again.”
Anyone interested in making a pledge can email their photos with their name, age and contact details.
The best pledges will be in with a chance of winning rewards and prizes throughout the project.
Find out more at www.harrow.gov.uk or email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.