Inspiring people to be healthy and active

Taken at Concordia Leisure Centre's poolside earlier this year at the launch of Active Northumberland'From left to right John Maude, chief executive of North Country Leisure Roger Tames, chair of Active Northumberland's board of trustees and Bruce Ledger, chief executive of BVAL
Taken at Concordia Leisure Centre's poolside earlier this year at the launch of Active Northumberland'From left to right John Maude, chief executive of North Country Leisure Roger Tames, chair of Active Northumberland's board of trustees and Bruce Ledger, chief executive of BVAL

Active Northumberland is the latest organisation to sign up as a sponsor for the prestigious Pride of Northumberland Awards 2013.

The awards include ten categories and celebrate the achievements of individuals and groups in the county.

Active Northumberland will sponsor the Sporting Achievement award.

Formed out of a partnership between two local leisure operators in Northumberland, BVAL and North Country Leisure, Active Northumberland is a charitable company supported by Northumberland County Council.

Championing sport, leisure activities and healthy lifestyles, Active Northumberland manage many popular sport and leisure facilities in the county.

The company also deliver community activities and sports, operate GP referral schemes, and run walking groups throughout the county.

Roger Tames, former Tyne Tees TV sports presenter and chairman of Active Northumberland’s board of trustees, said: “We are very pleased to be supporting the Pride of Northumberland Awards this year, and we are particularly delighted to be sponsoring the Sporting Achievement award.

“Active Northumberland is committed to inspiring local communities in our county to be active and healthy, so to be given the opportunity to help promote and celebrate local sporting achievement and excellence is fantastic.

“We are looking forward to hearing the inspiring stories of people in our local community at the awards ceremony, and would encourage everyone to make the effort to nominate someone they think deserves to have their work or achievement recognised.”

Award winners will be announced at a celebration dinner at Linden Hall on Thursday, September 12.