The team at Shakespeare’s England have been volunteering at this year’s Commonwealth Games, helping visitors from across the globe get involved.
The Royal Pump Room Gardens in Leamington was one of 10 festival sites hosting athletes and supporters as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, and four volunteers from Shakespeare’s England – the region’s destination management organisation, helped visitors explore the site and the rest of the town.
Chief Executive, Helen Peters was joined by Digital Marketing Manager Darren Tosh, Content and Digital Marketing Executive Sian Smith, and Business Development Manager Vicki Zamudio at the Warwickshire Festival Site to promote attractions and local businesses and help visitors find their way around the area from Warwick District Council’s Commonwealth Games Visitor Information Point.
The group also lent a hand to help Bowls England host pop-up bowls tournament in the gardens, including on the day that Team England picked up a host of Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls medals across the road in Victoria Park, claiming Gold in the Men’s Triples, Silver in the Men’s Pairs and Bronze in the Para Men’s Pairs.
The festival site at the Pump Room Gardens featured a big screen to watch the Games live, activities for families and a variety of food and drink stalls. There was also a festival site in Market Square in Warwick.
Helen said, “It’s been fantastic to experience the buzz in Leamington with the Commonwealth Games in full swing and a privilege to be a part of a huge couple of weeks for the region.
“With the festival site at the Pump Room Gardens and Lawn Bowls in Victoria Park, the Commonwealth Games really came to life in Leamington.
“There was so much for visitors to see and do in the town centre, whether exploring the beautiful gardens and parks or indulging in excellent retail and restaurants, and it’s been a joy to be able to share that with visitors from far and wide.”
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