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Young film director from London puts local people in the spotlight for ParkLives from Coca-Cola GB

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In this interview, Coca-Cola GB speaks to film director Gundeep Anand about his unusual route into filmmaking, and how he approached creating two new films for its ParkLives programme.  Gundeep, a 27-year-old filmmaker from London, will be first to admit that his journey to becoming a film director is far from traditional. From civil engineer to sports coach, he's held down a number of different jobs, but his life completely changed when he

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How 19-year-old Jay turned his life around with the help of StreetGames and ParkLives from Coca-Cola GB

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In trouble with the police and on a path to ending up in prison, 19-year-old Jason Smith, or Jay to his friends, has completely turned his life around. And he owes it in part to sports charity StreetGames, funded by ParkLives from Coca-Cola GB. Here, we tell Jay’s story… Jay grew up in the Scottish town of Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire. Unfortunately, he drifted into anti-social behaviour from a young age. “I was involved with bad people

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Members of Parliament enjoy special ParkLives session from Coca-Cola GB to celebrate second year report

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MPs come out to play, as ParkLives from Coca-Cola GB hosts a special session outside the Houses of Parliament on National Fitness Day to celebrate the launch of its second year report, showing how the programme of daily, free activities has expanded nationwide. Just when you think summer’s over the sun comes out for one last unexpected heat wave, and it couldn’t have picked a better day – the launch of our ParkLives second year report. Outside Parliament

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10 fun ways ParkLives from Coca-Cola GB is keeping families busy this summer

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Alleviating school-holiday boredom can be tricky and expensive, especially if it doesn’t involve a TV or a computer. Fortunately, ParkLives has lots of fun outdoor activities happening in parks all across the UK, and best of all, they’re completely free!  Here are 10 fun ways ParkLives from Coca-Cola GB is helping families to keep busy this summer.  1. Family Fun Days ParkLives runs mini-festival days across the country – these are great

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Video: Graphic artist from London creates four-storey Coke-themed mural for Coca-Cola’s headquarters

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London-based graphic artist, Luke Embden describes his experience of being enlisted by Coca-Cola to help create a Coke-themed mural for their office on Wimpole Street, London.   In 2014, when we moved to our new headquarters, we desperately needed to give the walls a lick of paint and add some Coca-Cola magic to the office space. To help us see the big picture, we asked young, creative artist Luke Emden to lend a hand (and a paintbrush). Watch

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Coca-Cola Great Britain extends partnership with StreetGames

Coca-Cola Great Britain 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. The new partnership will see StreetGames and Coca-Cola Great Britain work together through to 2020 and is part of the Company’s £20 million investment in community-based activity programmes. For the first time StreetGames

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Does Coca-Cola GB support any charities or community projects?

Yes. We believe it’s important for us to be active members of our local communities and to make a positive difference where we do business. We have a long history of bringing people together through our support of community projects and charities. Here are some of the projects we’re involved with: ParkLives Launched in 2014, ParkLives is delivered in partnership with local authorities and our charity partner StreetGames, and offers a long-term programme

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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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Sue’s story: a Grandmother’s compelling reason to keep on running with Coca-Cola’s ParkLives scheme

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It’s not every day you hear about an eighteen-year-old boy who goes running with his grandmother down the park, but for Sue Brown that’s exactly what happened after Coca-Cola Great Britain launched ParkLives in Nottingham together with the City Council last year. ParkLives provides a range of fun and free outdoor activities for six months of the year in local parks and green spaces, and as it prepares to launch for a third year in more cities up

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