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Medal Makers helping out on campus

Medal Makers fired up by the Olympic Torch

6 July 2012

Hundreds of Medal Makers volunteers supported the Olympic Torch Relay as it passed through Loughborough University on 3 July.

The Medal Makers were on site from 7am to support the University as the Olympic Torch Relay made its way through the University campus, passing the Paula Radcliffe Athletics Stadium, Burleigh Court and on to the Sir Denis Rooke conference centre.

The volunteers lined the entire route to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the thousands of visitors who came to Loughborough University to watch. Some volunteers even had a dual role by playing in the Scout Band or recording the day’s events on camera.

In addition they have also taken part in the afternoon activities held on campus including and taking part in the record breaking bounce-athon!

The Torch arrived on campus on time at just after 9.20am and proceeded through the campus ending at the Sir Denis Rooke building where it was met by the Team GB Ambition Programme and representatives of the British Olympic Association.

"Today has been an amazing day for all the volunteers. They have been involved at every step of the way and have been instrumental to the smooth running of the day. The Torch Relay marks the 18th day of volunteering at the Official Team GB Preparation Camp and has been a truly inspirational experience for all Medal Makers" said Alexandra Barker, Communications and Promotions Coordinator for the Medal Makers programme.

"I have had a really exciting day. It truly was a unique and once in a lifetime experience" added Sarah Bradbury, one of the Medal Makers volunteers.

Medal Makers are the volunteers recruited to support the being held at Loughborough University. All members of Team GB will pass through the University for the 'Team GB Experience' and the official kitting out process.

Team GB The Official Preparation Camp Headquarters for Team GB