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Two Medal Makers helping with Team GB parking

Medal Makers’ volunteering is a roaring success

19 July 2012

Medal Makers volunteers have clocked an amazing 6,000 hours during their first month of supporting the Official Team GB Preparation Camp at Loughborough University.

The Camp Headquarters, which opened on campus on 18 June, has seen Medal Makers volunteers working tirelessly day and night and in all weathers, to help the Preparation Camp run smoothly and efficiently, and the athletes have been made comfortable ready for the London 2012 Olympics.

The Medal Makers have been deployed around campus in all areas of the Preparation Camp, and every day over 100 volunteers help with car parking, IT, communication, kitting out and customer service.

Pritesh Parmer, a Medal Maker in the IT Team, said: “I am having a fantastic time. Although it can be hard work, I still can’t quite believe that I am working to support the Preparation Camp and Loughborough University. I am passionate about sport and IT and this is a great opportunity to get involved with the biggest sporting event.”

David Wheeler, a community volunteer in the communications team, added: “I am enjoying being part of a once in a lifetime event. The Olympics is special, involving world class elite athletes, and is the pinnacle of performance in all sporting events.”

Rich Smith, Volunteer and Employability Coordinator, said: “The Medal Makers have been phenomenal, going above and beyond the call of duty, working long hours to help ensure that the Preparation Camp is as good as it possibly can be. The volunteers are a real asset and we are privileged to have them on our team.”

Medal Makers are the volunteers who have been selected to work with and support Loughborough University and the Official Preparation Camp Headquarters for Team GB being held at the University.

Further information about the Medal Makers volunteering programme is available on the Medal Makers website, by emailing medalmakers@lboro.ac.uk or calling 01509 226130. You can also follow the Medal Makers on Twitter: @lbromedalmakers.

Team GB The Official Preparation Camp Headquarters for Team GB