Coventry's Go Parks Giveaway winners receive their prizes - The Coventry Observer

18th Aug, 2022

Coventry's Go Parks Giveaway winners receive their prizes

Editorial Correspondent 30th Dec, 2020 Updated: 30th Dec, 2020

SIX lucky winners have been announced for Coventry City Council’s Go Parks Giveaway.

The fun giveaway was launched during Lockdown 2.0 while people were using parks across the city for their daily exercise.

Prizes included a smart fitness watch, wireless earphones, high-street vouchers and Afternoon Tea for two vouchers at Coombe Abbey Hotel when it reopens.

First prize winner Chloe, who entered the competition in Coombe Country Park said: “I entered the giveaway in my local park near my family home as it was lovely to see something positive happening in Coventry despite it being a very topsy-turvy time.

“My partner and I just decided to have a go.”

Coventry resident, Hannah, won second prize and entered the competition in Lake View Park. She said: “I decided to enter as I use a number of the parks for exercise and for walking my dog Sarah. It’s great to have so many green spaces around Coventry.”

And Nagaraj, who entered the competition at Radford Recreation Ground, said: “I am very thankful for being selected for this prize.

“It’s a good initiative from Coventry City Council to keep us active, safe and to support our local park to bring everything from sport and physical activity to wellbeing and cultural elements into our local park.”

Each of the 18 wards in the city had at least one Go Parks Giveaway banner – and the competition was open to all residents.

Cllr Kamran Caan, cabinet member for public health and sport, said: “I’m so pleased to see the six winners have received their prizes for the Go Parks Giveaway.

“It has been brilliant to see the giveaway take place during this difficult time. We want to see residents continue to maintain their physical and mental health, so rewarding people for walking, running and keeping active in a safe environment has hopefully created some excitement for people.

“The prizes are fantastic, while we have those that will help the winners maintain physical activity, we also have a special Afternoon Tea treat the winners will be able to share with a loved one at Coombe Abbey Hotel.

“I hope the winners enjoy their prizes and I look forward to seeing another Go Parks Giveaway soon.”

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