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Olympic ‘ambassadors’ recognised in Barking

PUBLISHED: 14:24 13 June 2012

Barking and Dagenham volunteer bureau celebrate the Jubilee with 20 OAPs   Volunteers are given certificates.  Jacqui Carter, Ann O' Dwyer, and Paulette Brown. holding their certificates

Barking and Dagenham volunteer bureau celebrate the Jubilee with 20 OAPs Volunteers are given certificates. Jacqui Carter, Ann O' Dwyer, and Paulette Brown. holding their certificates

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Barking and Dagenham Volunteer Bureau has recognised the hard work of Olympic ambassadors in charge of greeting sports fans when they flood into the capital to watch the Games.

The bureau held a party at the Ripple Centre in Ripple Road, Barking, to honour those who give up their time to make a difference to others. Among them were London Ambassadors who will welcome Britons and tourists at London stations and landmarks next month.

‘Certificates’

Volunteer co-ordinator Lynne Hopkins said: “We presented certificates to volunteers who had given their time to helping the community. I would like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make the day special.”

The bureau invited 20 pensioners to the party last week, which also celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.


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