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21 June 2012

Churches offered chance to attend Chariots of Fire red carpet event

Churches offered chance to attend Chariots of Fire red carpet event

Damaris Trust and More Than Gold are combining to offer churches the opportunity to win tickets to the red carpet premiere of the digitally-remastered Chariots of Fire in London on 10 July.

Winner of four Academy Awards, including best picture, Chariots of Fire is the inspiring true story of Eric Liddell, Harold Abrahams and the Olympic team of 1924, who brought Britain one of its greatest sporting victories. This internationally-acclaimed film will be back on the big screen in a brand new digitally-remastered version this summer (in UK cinemas from 13 July 2012) as an official part of the London 2012 Festival celebrations.

Damaris have published a set of free resources for churches, aimed at helping them to use the film in their outreach activities.

"Chariots of Fire is a wonderful movie," says Damaris co-founder Nick Pollard. "It is one of the most honest and uplifting portrayals of Christian spirituality ever put to film. Our hope is that churches will make the most of this unique opportunity."

To have a chance to win tickets to the premiere, churches simply have to go to the Damaris website and fill in the online form before 1 July, explaining how they are going to use Damaris' free resources in their outreach this summer.

The five entries that most impress the judges will each receive a pair of tickets to the London premiere on 10 July.

"We're delighted to be working with Damaris to encourage churches in their outreach," said More Than Gold CEO David Willson. "Damaris' resources around Chariots of Fire are a huge help for churches and the opportunity to win free tickets for the red carpet premiere is a wonderful reward for some hard working church leaders and members."

Look out for an in-depth focus on Chariots of Fire in the upcoming July/August edition of idea magazine.

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