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Clem Petcher: My Experiences and Memories as a Games Maker

Posted: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:32 by Dan Mitchinson

Clem Petcher: My Experiences and Memories as a Games Maker

It all started in April 2011 when my wife filled in an application form on line – I think she wanted to get rid of me for a couple of weeks!

Tags: Blog, Volunteering

Rosi Yule - London 2012 Games Maker @ Earls Court (Volleyball)

Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:58 by Shimul Haider

Rosi Yule - London 2012 Games Maker @ Earls Court (Volleyball)

Rosi Yule tells us about her volunteering experience at Earls Court for the Olympic volleyball.

"I'd really recommend volunteering to anyone. This was the most amazing opportunity for volunteering. Even if you do it in little bits ... sometimes i marshall at cross country races ... its great - just do it!"

Tags: Blog, Volunteering

Tim Walton: Umpiring at the Olympic Rowing

Posted: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:47 by Dan Mitchinson

Tim Walton: Umpiring at the Olympic Rowing

Find out more about local Games Maker, Tim Walton's experiences as an Olympic Rowing Umpire as part of the Control Commission Team at the Olympic Regatta.

Tags: Blog

Local Games Maker Jade 'Excels' at the Olympics

Posted: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:23 by Shimul Haider

Local Games Maker Jade 'Excels' at the Olympics

Jade Elliott is one of 62 local volunteer 'Games Makers' who was supported through the Leicester & Leicestershire Games Maker grant scheme.

Jade is from Harborough District, and was working down at the Excel Centre in events services for the Olympic Games. Read her blog here.

Tags: Blog, Volunteering

Local Games Maker Pam, gets to grip with the Paralympic Games Lanes

Posted: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:09 by Shimul Haider

Local Games Maker Pam, gets to grip with the Paralympic Games Lanes

Pam Burdett is one of 62 local volunteer 'Games Makers' who was supported through the Leicester & Leicestershire Games Maker grant scheme.

Pam is from Hinckley & Bosworth Borough, and was working down at the Athletes Village as a Paralympics Family Assistant. These are just some of her experiences.

Tags: Blog, Volunteering

Martin Bell: My London 2012 Opening Ceremony performer experience

Posted: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:22 by Dan Mitchinson

Martin Bell: My London 2012 Opening Ceremony performer experience

Find out more about Martin Bell's experiences as a performer as part of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Tags: Blog

Lizzi Major: My Team GB Kitting Out Experience

Posted: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 11:41 by Dan Mitchinson

Lizzi Major: My Team GB Kitting Out Experience

For the past two years Lizzi Major has been working with Loughborough University on the Medal Makers programme to recruit an 'army' of volunteers to support the official Team GB Preparation Camp and create a lasting legacy for the area. Read about Lizzi's experiences as part of the Team GB 'Kitting Out' operation at Loughborough University.

Tags: Blog

Gaynor Nash: Welcoming the World

Posted: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:47 by Dan Mitchinson

Gaynor Nash: Welcoming the World

Gaynor Nash is the Regional Coordinator for 2012 Legacy for Children and Young People and writes for the BT Storytellers programme. Read about Gaynor's thoughts about the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Close enough to touch now. The athletes of the world are arriving, being taken to the Athletes' Village and training camps all around the country. The Torch Relay is getting closer to the final exchange and we're all wondering who it will be who lights the cauldron in the stadium. I have my Games Maker kit...

Tags: Blog

Dan Mitchinson: 5 Schools, 500 Young People, 500 Days to the Games

Posted: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:09 by Dan Mitchinson

Dan Mitchinson: 5 Schools, 500 Young People, 500 Days to the Games

The 15th March 2011 was a landmark date on the London 2012 calendar that saw a huge wave of excitement descend upon the country as the Olympic tickets went on sale with just 500 days to go to the Games. There was arguably, even more excitement for over 500 young people in Leicester and Leicestershire as they took part in our local 500 days to go celebrations, a torch relay from the county to the city using the original 1948 London Olympic torch.

Tags: Blog

Olympics Enterprise Day at Rushey Mead School.

Posted: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 15:50 by Dan Mitchinson

Olympics Enterprise Day at Rushey Mead School.

On the 22nd June 2010 the 2012 Legacy Team visited Rushey Mead School in Leicester to take part in an ‘Olympics Enterprise Day’ which was developed using the ‘Have you got what it takes? resources

Tags: Blog