London - Volunteers 15:00-15:15 GMT 06-JUL-2012 WF
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Dopesheet: This month the London Media Centre brings you a feature on:
INSPIRE A GENERATION - YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU - VOLUNTEERS 2012.
Almost 120,000 volunteers have been, and will continue to work tirelessly to deliver the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This film meets two London Ambassadors helping the visitors get to where they need to go, the Games Makers laying out hurdles and the 40,000 Sport Makers getting more people to participate in sport as a legacy. These volunteers are the most important factor in making 2012 an Olympic Games that London and the United Kingdom can be proud of.
Featuring interviews with:
Sajeda Kazemi, Sport Maker, Middlesex University
Gerry & Joan Sheridan, London Ambassadors
Lord Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
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10:00:05 London Ambassadors - Gerry and Joan Sheridan.
In 1948 Gerry Sheridan was a fifteen year old East London schoolboy spectator at the last London Olympics. The memories of that day inspired his determination that he and wife Joan would get involved with the London 2012 Games.
10:00:20 Interview Gerry Sheridan, London Ambassador
I felt proud to be a Londoner because only three years after the war had ended, we'd managed to get our act together and made a lot of people proud to be Londoners.
10:00:32 London Ambassadors - Gerry and Joan Sheridan.
They have volunteered and been selected as two of the London Mayor's 8,000 Ambassadors. Their role is to be the face of
the city to visitors during the games. The job description is "must have a passion, enthusiasm and pride for London..."
After 46 years as a London taxi driver Gerry is the perfect man for the role.
10:00:51 SOT Dave Wright, London Black Cab Driver
I think we need a getting together again don't we? Show them what we can really do.
10:00:55 Interview Gerry Sheridan, London Ambassador
The rest of the world will see, if we can run the games properly and do it efficiently, they might think ?yes that Britain, they?ve got something to offer?.
10:01:04 London Ambassadors - Gerry and Joan Sheridan.
Joan has been selected as a torchbearer for the Paralympic Games.
0:01:07 SOT Dave Wright, London Black Cab Driver
I've also noticed with that smile, I think that
everybody will enjoy it with a smile like that,
I can tell you.
10:01:12 SOT Joan Sheridan, London Ambassador
Laughing) Thank you.
10:01:15 SOT Gerry Sheridan, London Ambassador
That?s what I married her for.
Dave Wright, London Black Cab Driver
I can see why you did.
10:01:19 SOT Gerry Sheridan, London Ambassador
(Laughing) She didn't have any money.
10:01:21 Interview Boris Johnson Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
We've got some fantastic volunteers. 8,000 London Ambassadors already wearing their splendid magenta uniforms, they're very
well briefed on what is expected from them when they welcome people to the city and what we want from the Olympics is aegacy of volunteering.
10:01:40 Lord Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee
Through any optic I've seen, competed at, worked on in a games, I can tell you the most important ingredient are the
volunteers and 40% of our volunteers have never volunteered for anything before and I know that a good chunk of them will get into the habit of volunteering through the games and I want them to go then back in to their neighbourhoods to offer their services because I think they'll want to do that once they?ve experienced volunteering at a games.
10:02:07 Games Makers
70,000 of those volunteers known as Games Makers will help stage the Olympic and Paralympic Games at the event venues
around the country, and there's another group of helpers who?ll be working tirelessly behind the scenes.
10:02:21 Sports Makers The role of Sports Makers volunteers is to inspire a generation by harnessing the enthusiasm and excitement generated by the Olympics to encourage more people to get into sport now and well beyond the games.
10:02:37 Sport Maker - Sajeda Kazemi
Sajeda Kazemi has formed links between her university's dance and Islamic societies to run women only sports sessions.
10:02:44 Interview, Sajeda Kazemi, Sport Maker, Middlesex University
Sports has given me confidence, self esteem and more than all of that, its given me better opportunities in life doing all
these different things I do as a Sports Maker, as a London Ambassador, it only came from sports because that's what's
helped my confidence. I got inspired but one individual and if I can do that to another individual, to me that's legacy.
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