Pre-games training camp

In the summer of 2012, Olympic and Paralympic athletes from Rwanda used the West Suffolk Athletics Arena and facilities at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre for two weeks as their Pre-Games Training Camp to prepare for London 2012.

The community were inspired by world class athletes training on their doorstep.

About Go Rwanda


The Go Rwanda Friendship Group has been set up to ensure that the legacy of the Pre-Games Training Camp lasts beyond 2012 with projects.

The group is made up of volunteers from organisations across Bury St Edmunds who are giving their time and expertise to help build lasting relationships with Rwanda.

About Sport for Rwanda

The 'Sport For Rwanda' fundraising appeal was launched in 2011..

It aims to help leave a lasting legacy in schools in Rwanda by providing sports equipment and educational materials, working with the established UK charity Rwanda Aid.

First Rwanda Friendship Day

Sunday 7 July 2013 was Rwanda Friendship Day in Bury St Edmunds.

Find out how we marked the occasion in the news section.

Sport for Rwanda Moves Forward

The Sport For Rwanda appeal aims to leave a lasting legacy from the Bury St Edmunds Pre-Games Training Camp.

The Appeal has so far raised more than £20,000 and has just appointed a project officer to help roll out the programme.

Genocide Anniversary Marked

Members of the Go Rwanda Steering Group attended a service of commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda at Southwark Cathedral in London.

They Cycled From Bury to Rwanda!

Tuesday 2 July 2013 marks one year since the Cycle 2 Rwanda team, raising money for Sport for Rwanda by riding from Bury St Edmunds to Rwanda, reached Kigali.

The team battled illness and the extreme climates to raise thousands for schools in Rwanda..

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