Be a sport
People in Gloucester are being asked by the Council's Museum Service – to 'be a sport.'
Anyone who has been involved in sport - ' at any level and in any capacity' – is being asked to loan memorabilia for a major exhibition being launched later this year.
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'Sporting Gloucester' will tell the story of sporting activities from the memories and memorabilia collected by people living across the city.
Museum staff are keen to receive everything from trophies to rugby caps, boots, clothing, programmes, scorecards, photos, rule books and even artistic pieces.
All items will be fully documented and it is hoped that people will also supply the names and stories behind the objects.
Council Leader, Paul James, explained: " As part of our Olympic legacy and looking forward to Rugby World Cup 2015 it is a fantastic idea to have an exhibition that celebrates sport of every kind and every description and played at every level.
" Whether people have represented their country, their county, played for their clubs or just taken part just for fun everyone has memories and stories to share.
" This is a great way to personalise every kind of sport and bring it alive. For many people playing and engaging in sport is a major social activity. It brings people and communities together across the world.
" We want to hear those stories and share those memories and hopefully encourage more people to go on and take an active part themselves."
The exhibition is to be staged at Gloucester's Folk Museum from October 12 – April 26, 2014.
All items loaned to the Museum will be taken care of and can be collected after the exhibition closes.
Everyone who donates an item will receive an invitation to the VIP viewing and a free family ticket.
Anyone interested in donating items should contact the Museum Curator, Sarah Orton on 01452 396139 or email firstname.lastname@example.org