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Sir Steve Redgrave makes visit to Silvertown

PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 August 2012 | UPDATED: 20:44 04 August 2012

Sport England  announcing the latest round
of Inspired Facilities award recipients held at Britannia Village Hall, London. Names to come

Sport England announcing the latest round of Inspired Facilities award recipients held at Britannia Village Hall, London. Names to come

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Olympic rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave made his second visit to Newham in as many weeks.

The five-time gold medallist was at Britannia Village Hall to hand over a £50,000 cheque to the West Silvertown Foundation.

The grant was part of Sport England’s Lottery funded Inspired Facilities Programme. The hall will be used for cheerleading and a wide range of dance and exercise classes.

Sport England chief executive Jennie Price said: “There’s a lot to celebrate as we welcome the world#s greatest athletes to London, but what happens to our local sports facilities in 2012 is just as important.

“The £19million investment we’re announcing today means people in every part of England will see improved sports facilities on their own doorsteps.”

It came a few days after Sir Steve dropped in on Hallsville Primary School in Canning Town.


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