09 Mar 2012

The SNP’s John Mason is encouraging East End residents to sport their trainers this Monday as part of “Sport Your Trainers Day” for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. A huge enthusiast of Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games, the East End MSP recently took part in a parliamentary photo call to promote Sport Your Trainers Day, which is a national campaign, led by the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, who are encouraging everyone across the country to wear their trainers on Commonwealth Day – 12th March. So far over one million people across Scotland and the Commonwealth have pledged to sport their trainers on Commonwealth Day.

Mr Mason is encouraging constituents, whether they are at home, work or play, to show their support for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games by ditching their normal footwear and wearing their trainers for the day

Speaking ahead of “Sport Your Trainers Day”, the Shettleston MSP, John Mason, said:

“The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee is also encouraging participants to step up and adopt a healthy challenge, whether that is something as simple as taking the stairs instead of the lift, or something more demanding such as taking up a new sport. As part of Commonwealth week, I will be taking the stairs in Parliament all week and ditching the lift – it’s 110 stairs up to my Parliament office, so I suspect that will be good exercise in addition to my usual tenement leafleting regime!

“This year Sport Your Trainers has been backed by Carol Smillie, Edith Bowman, Fred MacAulay and many others. I would encourage all East Enders to take part this Monday”.