via email 30 September 2013
Speaking at the event Ambassador Deborah Bronnert said: “To commemorate the success of the Games we decided to create the London 2012 Olympic Legacy Project, which was a fund of $100,000 to improve the sports infrastructure in institutions that cater for people living with disabilities all over Zimbabwe.”
Beneficiaries of the Legacy project include King George VI in Bulawayo, Henry Murray School for the Disabled in Masvingo and Nzeve School for the Deaf in Mutare and St Giles Rehabilitation Centre whose swimming pool was refurbished after 10 years of disrepair.
The British Embassy sponsored the Legacy Trophy swimming race at the St Giles Sports Day and handed over ‘swimming floats’ to enable more children with disabilities undergo hydrotherapy at a given time.
A year ago London hosted one of the most successful Olympic and Paralympic Games in living memory and showcased British Excellence in sporting, engineering, and design, to name a few. They were the most sustainable Games ever: In terms of social, economic and environmental aspects. Sustainability was placed at the heart of the design, planning and delivery of the Olympic Park.