Our Backing for the Team London Volunteers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Following Sportsmanship Spokesperson Paul Smith setting up meetings with the Greater London Authority at City Hall, a letter of courtesy guidance was distributed to all the Team London Volunteers (and in some cases Paul’s excellent sportsmanship videos and book).

All of you will be aware of the high praise heaped upon the Volunteers over their wonderful work in greeting all visitors and tourists attending these spectacularly successful sporting events. As a result of our negotiations with the GLA and our involvement with the Volunteers over 50 of them took advantage of our twelve-month free membership offer.

We wholeheartedly welcome them on board. We would also like to thank our sponsors – namely Col. JOHN BLASHFORD-SNELL OBE, JIMMY CRICKET, Baroness RACHAEL HEYHOE-FLINT OBE, WYN CALVIN OBE, Dame BERYL GREY OBE, ROY HUDD OBE and ESTHER RANTZEN CBE for their advice and suggestions in support of this venture.

As it is planned to have 40,000 Volunteers operating at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, we will be endeavouring to repeat our 2012 involvement there. This should provide an opportunity to expand our membership in Scotland.

Read an account of Volunteer Richard Dear.

Paul has written a tribute to the Volunteers on his blog GreatSportsmanship.org.