Mothers' Union Gamesmaker.

posted by: Josie levy | on: Saturday, 5 December 2015, 08:46



Mothers' Union Gamesmaker.

Valerie Thompson came to one of our Mothers’ Union meeting to share with us her experiences of being a games maker at the 2012 Olympics. Valerie and her husband were both retired teachers. Looking back, she can remember having the radio on at the school waiting in anticipation to hear if London had been chosen for the Olympic Games. Valerie and her husband decided that they would like to apply as a volunteer at the games. So they went online and soon found the entry forms and send in their applications. After doing this, it was a waiting game before, it was confirmed they had been accepted,

One day when Valerie was travelling to the park by train, a child said to his mum, that lady is important, we must give her a seat. This often happened. I expect it was the smart Olympic clothes she wore. The army and police were very cheerful and always alert, even when talking to Valerie, they were looking round all the time. Valerie said it could be quite challenging sometimes. She was often surrounded by people all wanting transport and all talking at once, but some were entitled to taxies and others, the Olympic bus. It would often be her husband’s taxi that she called. I am pleased to say she did get to see some of the events. The final ceremony was amazing to watch. Valerie and husband were so pleased that they were able to help at this amazing event.

The volunteers received a Thank You letter a certificate and a baton.

Thank you, Valerie, for sharing this with us. Josie levy - Rayleigh Branch

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