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How Coca-Cola and charity partner StreetGames are bringing sport to the doorsteps of thousands of people across the country

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Coca-Cola GB has extended its six-year partnership with doorstep sports charity StreetGames in a move which will bring thousands more opportunities for people to access grassroots sports and activities across the UK. Since 2010, we've helped bring sport to the doorsteps of more than 165,000 young people across the country through our global network and award-winning partnership with StreetGames. This has included creating work experience opportunities

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ParkLives: how we’re providing fun, free activities in local parks

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Fancy trying tai chi? Or Nordic walking? With ParkLives we’re running a daily series of free, family-friendly outdoor activities in the heart of local communities – the parks. From Zumba to rounders, running to dog-walking, our activity sessions make the most of the great outdoors and there’s something for everyone! The programme first kicked off in 2014 in Birmingham, Newcastle and the London borough of Newham, but we didn't stop there. In 2015,

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More parks, more laughs: ParkLives expands nationwide

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What do Nordic walking, paddle boarding and Tai Chi have in common? They’re all on offer for free in parks up and down the country this summer through our ParkLives scheme. ParkLives is back for the third year and is bigger and better than ever before. This year sees the programme expand to more than 200 parks across 10 cities with Dundee, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent and Swansea taking part for the first time. More activities to enjoy Joining parks

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Thousands to enjoy free and fun activities this summer as ParkLives expands across the UK

4 May 2016: ParkLives, the community programme from Coca-Cola Great Britain offering free and fun activity sessions in parks and open spaces, is back for the third year with more cities taking part than ever before. This year sees four new cities join the programme with Southampton, Stoke-On-Trent, Dundee and Swansea joining Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle and Newham (London) as the scheme goes nationwide. In addition to the

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Instant Expert #3: From 0 to 4 Billion, Rugby World Cup in Numbers

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Download Rugby World Cup infographic. 0 Bad news for New Zealand: this is the number of times the World Cup champions have successfully defended their title. Australia and England have come closest, reaching the Final as champions in 2003 and 2007 respectively, but it was no cigar for both.

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The number of times the host nation has won Rugby World Cup – New Zealand in 1987 and 2011 and South Africa in 1995. Or, put another way, the hosts have

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Volunteering for Special Olympics Refreshes Coca-Cola Ambassador’s Perspective on Life

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Reach up L.A.! These words continue to light up my heart whenever I recall the remarkable events I experienced at the Special Olympics 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles. Never in my dreams did I see myself participating in a sporting event this big or on the global stage: 6,500 athletes from 165 countries! It all started sometime last year with an email from the Public Affairs & Communication (PAC) team at the Coca-Cola office in Nigeria,

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Raveminton, Sliding, Zorbing and Footpool: StreetGames Multi-Sport Festival Comes To Town

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Last month more than 1,000 young people from StreetGames projects across the South of England took part in an annual multi-sport festival, held in the Olympic Park Copper Box Arena in London. The popular sporting event is one of four across the UK, where young people have the chance to try a variety of sports from the traditional, such as Football, Rugby, Basketball, Handball and Wheelchair Basketball, to newer innovations such as Raveminton, Sliding,

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8 Ways To Keep The Family Entertained For Free

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The summer holidays are over, the weather's changing and it’s the start of a new school year. But the pressure to keep the kids entertained at the weekends and during half terms is still enough to keep you awake at night. Research has shown that almost two-thirds of parents struggle to find something the whole family likes doing1, while, over the summer months, parents will have already spent a staggering £1,500 keeping youngsters occupied. Anna

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Boris Johnson Has A Field Day With Rugby World Cup Winners Mike Tindall and Natasha Hunt At Special ParkLives Session Outside Parliament

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ParkLives is all about making the most of our parks and green spaces, by delivering fun and free physical activity sessions that everyone can enjoy – including MPs. So when local authorities and Coca-Cola Great Britain spotted a lush patch of grass outside the Houses of Parliament – New Palace Yard – they couldn’t resist putting on a special session for the nation’s publically elected officials. Photos: ParkLives at Parliament Session leaders from

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“It’s bringing people together!” ParkLives causes a stir up North

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As part of our series on ParkLives, Rebecca Hobson travels to Newcastle to discover what they make of Nordic Walking compared to stilt walking – and why there’s a lot more going on than just exercise. Travel to the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne and you’ll find a thriving metropolis of busy Geordies, university students, stunning architecture and cows. Yes, cows. Amid the one million people who live in the city and its surrounding areas are free roaming

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