The Link Between Soft Seating & Sporting Legacies...

The Link Between Soft Seating & Sporting Legacies...

We’re very pleased to report that our most recent furniture hire donation features four of our 3 seater natural fabric sofas, which will be used as part of the BP Young Leaders Programme 2014. Set up by several organisations - including BP and the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust - the programme is a mentoring scheme for young people, and during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow they will get the chance to sit down to chat with award winning athletes in a dedicated area set up with our soft seating.

What do the Olympics & Commonwealth Games share?

The 2012 Olympic legacy is a very familiar term to many of us, reflecting the long term goals of the games that aim to regenerate neighbourhoods, inspire a volunteering spirit in communities, develop sports facilities and foster a love of sports within younger and older generations. It’s not only the 2012 Olympics that has ambitions beyond the actual competitions that made up this global event, on the 23rd of July this year, another amazing sporting event will be launched that is building its very own, unique legacy - the XX Commonwealth Games.

Culture and communities

Held in Glasgow, the exciting event features 17 sports taking place over 14 stunning venues, with competitors arriving from 71 different countries to take part in a selection of activities, including cycling, badminton, shooting and boxing to name but a few! In addition to attracting world class athletes to vie for medals, organisers of the event are encouraging businesses, schools and individuals to get involved, so the legacy has a long lasting and enriching impact on communities and Scotland as a whole.

A long lasting legacy

As well as inspiring us all to get involved in sporting activities, the Commonwealth Games has the potential to provide companies with business opportunities, young people with apprenticeships, in addition to strengthening communities’ relationships with sporting facilities and being active in general. As part of the legacy, the BP Young Leaders Programme 2014 has been set up to boost the employment opportunities of 65 people aged between 17 and 21-years old. Along with other organisations, including the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust, BP have teamed up to provide mentoring to young people to build their skills.

Soft seating for sporting heroes and many more VIPs...

We’re absolutely delighted to reveal that we recently donated some furniture hire products, to ensure that some of the mentoring events scheduled by this partnership go as smoothly as possible. We’ve recently been in touch with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and are delivering four of our three seater natural fabric sofas as a furniture hire donation. We’re excited to learn that these will be placed in a meeting area where young people taking part in the scheme get to chat with award winning athletes. These sporting heroes include judo Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Craig Heap, who is a gymnast.

Here’s to the XX Commonwealth Games!

We hope that our sofas provide the perfect location for Young Leaders to meet with these sporting heroes and many more, and that the legacy of the XX Commonwealth Games inspires all those taking part in the scheme, and the wider games, to build on this wonderful legacy.