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Psst... your Borough needs you!

Friday, March 6, 2015

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People of Stockton-on-Tees - your Borough needs you!

That's the rallying cry from organisers of The Loudest Whisper, which will unite the Borough in the world's biggest ever game of Chinese Whispers next week.

The two day event, being held as part of the Positively Stockton-on-Tees campaign, will take place on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14.

And local people are invited to come and lend their voice to the whisper along three sections of the route that will be open to the public.

Organiser, Mike McGrother, said: "We've had fantastic support for the Positively Stockton-on-Tees campaign - our response to Benefits Street - and this is a great chance for people to get involved in something really special.

"We've got all sorts of fun planned over the two days. We've got penny farthings, caravans, space hoppers, speed boats and even a posse of clowns! Our very own world champion sprinter Richard Kilty is starting it off on Friday morning.

"In a nutshell, this is going to be a truly impressive spectacle with a carnival atmosphere and I guarantee that it will live long in the memory of everybody who takes part.

"All we ask is that you come along in good time and bring a bit of spare change as we'll be collecting for Comic Relief. And to add to the fun why not wear something orange, in keeping with the campaign colour? A hat, a scarf or even a flower will do!"

There are three public places where people can add their voice to the game:

  • Friday March 13 - 11.30am at the Infinity Bridge
  • Friday 13 March - 4.45pm at ARC/Storytellers pub, Stockton Town Centre
  • Saturday 14 March - 11.30am at Ropner Park

The whisper will pass by some of the Borough's best-known icons including the Infinity Bridge, Preston Park Museum and Grounds and Wynyard Hall.

More than 250 organisations and hundreds of people - from retailers, solicitors and athletes to builders, school children and unicyclists - have already signed-up to take part.

Mike said: "We're also doing a film of the whole two day event. It'll go live on the Positively Stockton-on-Tees website from 9pm on Saturday, March 14 and we want it to be shared as widely as possible so please keep a look out for it."

For full details of the route, and how to get involved, visit:

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