Andrew Thornton’s Budgens stores have donated £4,000 for a resource pack for people running Olympic-inspired street parties.

The pack includes tug of war ropes, sack race materials and a bouncy castle. The company has set aside a further £10,000 to be allocated in £500 grants for larger scale community games in its home boroughs of Camden and Haringey.

The funding is from its Pennies for Plastic Trust - a charity it donates 1p to for every carrier bag shoppers do not use.