Coca-Cola's London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay nomination campaign Jersey

Coca-Cola's London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay nomination campaign Jersey

Published 12 August 2011

Coca-Cola's London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay nomination campaign is heading to Jersey to find Future Flames and celebrate them with the chance to carry Olympic Flame 10 August 2011: The Coca-Cola Torch Tour will be coming to St Helier, Jersey on Friday 12th / Saturday 13th as part of a nationwide search for inspirational young people - Future Flames  to carry the Olympic Flame during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. To recognise and reward the positive contributions made by young people in the region every day, Coca-Cola, a Presenting Partner of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, will be calling on everyone in Jersey to nominate the Future Flames they know: young people who use their passion in areas like sport and physical activity, music and dance, and community and the environment; to spread happiness in their local communities.

Coca-Cola is hoping even more people will come down to King Street, St Helier to nominate inspirational young people who they believe should be celebrated with the opportunity to carry the Olympic Flame. The campaign is backed by music artists Dizzee Rascal, Eliza Doolittle, You Me At Six and Kaiser Chiefs, who are all calling on Jersey to nominate the Future Flames they know. JJ Gallagher, Marketing Manager, Coca Cola, Channel Islands commented: We are delighted to welcome the Coca-Cola Future Flames Torch Tour, so that the people of Jersey celebrate all the amazing things our local young people are doing. We want everyone in Jersey to nominate the inspirational young people they know and give them the chance to run with the Olympic Flame next summer. Throughout the summer, the Future Flames Torch Tour will be heading to some of the UK's hottest festivals and venues, as well as visiting city centres and summer hot spots to call on everyone to nominate the best of British youth.

The music artists that are backing Coca-Cola's Future Flames nominations campaign commented: Dizzee Rascal: It's time to recognise young people in this country and Coke's Future Flames campaign does just that. See the person, not the age. I see young people judged all the time and there's negativity about them. But people should look at reality  many young people are making a positive difference but no one hears about it. We can change that by nominating the Future Flames we know. Eliza Doolittle: It's great that Coke is giving young people the chance to be involved in something as amazing as the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. The youth of the UK get such bad press which I really don't think they deserve. We all need to recognise the huge amounts of positive things teens are doing and what they give back to the community - everyone needs to nominate the Future Flames they know. Josh Franceschi from You Me At Six: All around the country young people are using their love of music, dance, sport and the environment to make a positive difference. It's amazing that along with Coke we're going to celebrate them with the chance to run with the Olympic Flame  what an awesome experience! Everyone should get involved. Get nominating the Future Flames you know. Jersey Schedule The Olympic torch from the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics will be on display in Jersey at the locations below.

Nomination forms for Future Flames will also be available to complete.  Friday 12 August: King Street (across from HMV) - 12noon till / 5pm  Friday 12 August: Parade Gardens - 7pm / 9pm  Saturday 13 August: King / Queen Street besides Boots -12noon / 5.30pm  Sunday 14 August: Les Quennevais Sports Centre -12noon / 4pm  Monday 15 August: Fort Regent - 1pm / 8pm Nomination forms should be returned to the Reception areas of Les Quennevais Sports Centre or Fort Regent until the closing date - 5th September 2011.

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