Volunteers wanted for Egyptian Paralympic Team visit

By NickiBlake on May 21st, 2012 - comments

Volunteers are wanted to support the Egyptian Paralympic Team during their training camp in Lincolnshire this summer.

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Active Lincolnshires Partnership will recruit a group of volunteers for the team’s training camp prior to the London 2012 Paralympic Games from Saturday 18th – Friday 24th August 2012.

A whole host of individuals are required for the week including mini-bus drivers, translators, physiotherapists and many more.

Cllr Mrs Doreen Stephenson, Lincolnshire Champion for the London 2012 Games, said: “Lincolnshire is very proud to host the Egyptian Paralympic Team as they train for the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and we want to ensure as many people in Lincolnshire can be involved. We are looking for volunteers from across the county to support the team during their stay this summer.”

The Egyptian Paralympic Team of 54 will be accommodated in Lincoln, and will train at three venues across Lincolnshire at the University of Lincoln, Princess Royal Sports Arena in Boston and the Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth. The team will compete in Table Tennis, Sitting Volleyball, Athletics and Powerlifting.

Lizzie Couling, Workforce Development Manager at Active Lincolnshires Partnership, said: “This could be your chance to get involved with the London 2012 Games in Lincolnshire. We are looking for volunteers with enthusiasm, commitment and a ‘can-do’ attitude – it doesn’t matter if you haven’t had much experience.”

The closing date to apply is Thursday 21st June, 5.00pm. Candidates will then be asked to attend a briefing session at each of the three training venues to find out more about the team and roles. Applicants will be told if they have been successful or unsuccessful on Monday 9th July.

Download an application form here, or call Lizzie Couling on 01522 585 580.