Posted: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:32 by Dan Mitchinson
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!
Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:58 by Shimul Haider
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!"
Posted: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:47 by Dan Mitchinson
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.
Posted: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:23 by Shimul Haider
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.
Posted: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:09 by Shimul Haider
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.
Posted: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:22 by Dan Mitchinson
Find out more about Martin Bell's experiences as a performer as part of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Posted: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 11:41 by Dan Mitchinson
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.
Posted: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:47 by Dan Mitchinson
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...
Posted: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:09 by Dan Mitchinson
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.
Posted: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 15:50 by Dan Mitchinson
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