Photo: Les Commandos Percu at the WE PLAY Expo finale
12 September 2012
Well, London 2012 is over and we want to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who’s played a part in the Games in our region and to the thousands of you who came along to the WE PLAY Expo in Preston to celebrate with us this weekend.
We’re so proud of everything we’ve achieved together for the North West. This was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity and together we’ve proved that London 2012 wasn’t just about London. And perhaps even more importantly, we've put in place plans to make sure the Games have a legacy way beyond 2012.
Here are just a few of things we're really proud of:
We think this shows that this really has been everyone’s Games, but we want you to tell us your stories and share your photos online through the WE PLAY Challenge. And if you came to the WE PLAY Expo at the weekend, do us a favour and take a couple of minutes to fill in our online survey to tell us what you thought - we'd really appreicate it.
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