Project to turn the focus on work of Sport Relief charity


Emily Davies

A CHARITY film project has been bolstered after forming two new partnerships.
The Oswestry Project, which is aiming to create a film highlighting the work of the national Sports Relief charitable campaign, has teamed up with Oswestry Town Council and The Venue in Park Hall to further its ambitions.
Cast and crew met with Mayor of Oswestry, Councillor Chris Schofield recently to speak to him about the project, while members also volunteered at the Sports Relief run last week which is hoped to be the first of several partnership events, including auditions, the first of which takes place on April 12.
On top of that the project is now in talks with Walford and North Shropshire College to discuss the potential use of the building off Shrewsbury Road as a film set.
Gareth Thomas, the man behind the project, said: “There have been lots of exciting things happening and as well as that we’re now in a position where quite a team has developed around me and we are currently in talks with a potential director to come onboard which will be a massive piece of the puzzle sorted out.”
Cllr Schofield added: “This is a great idea from these young people that they are self funding.
“I wish them every success and look forward to seeing the finished product that hopefully will make a large sum of money for BBC Sport Relief.”
The film, which has been backed by Sports Relief officials, will tell the tale of a local girl who is being bullied but discovers her athletic abilities thanks to a supportive teacher at her school.

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