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The show ends but the 2013 summer of volunteering has only just begun…

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Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd form chart-topping British guitar-pop band McFly. Since 2004, they have had seven UK number 1 singles and five Top 10 albums, selling over 10 million copies worldwide. With ‘Room on the 3rd Floor’ they became the youngest band ever to have an album debut at number 1, taking the title from The Beatles. Last year, Tom wrote the London 2012 mascots’ official song, ‘On a Rainbow’, singing it with sister Carrie.

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They have just released a retrospective collection, ‘Memory Lane’.

Tess co-presents ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ with Bruce Forsyth and is joint patron of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity along with husband Vernon Kay. A popular choice with all age groups, Tess woke up the nation on ITV1’s favourite Saturday morning show ‘SM:TV’. She hosted the ‘Dancestar Awards’ for MTV, as well as ‘Your World Cup Pitch’ for ITV1, and ‘LA Pool Party’ for the BBC. Tess has just been chosen as the newest Ambassador for L’Oreal.

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Spelbound Since winning ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in 2010, gymnastic troupe Spelbound have performed regularly on TV, as well as live in the UK and around the world. They have strong ties with London 2012, performing in Team GB pre-Games awareness activities; at the Paralympic Ball; and at the Olympic Closing Ceremony. Sebastian Coe and Dame Kelly Holmes are among the troupe’s enthusiastic admirers.

BOND QUARTET The original electric string quartet, together Tania Davis, Eos Chater, Elspeth Hanson and Gay-Yee Westerhoff form BOND. Since their original debut a decade ago, the global chart-topping group has sold well over four million records worldwide, making it the best-selling string quartet of all time. They have travelled the globe several times in sell-out tours.

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continued... RD ZARD ED DIEE IZIZZA EDDI Since his stand-up debut in 1993 on the West End stage, Eddie has had sell-out and criticallyacclaimed international tours, including gigs at Madison Square Garden Arena in New York and a recent three-month residency at the Theatre De Dix Heures in Paris. He is also now equally respected as a film, theatre and TV actor.

JAMES RILEY BAND

Following their debut EP release and national tour earlier this year, the James Riley Band are thrilled to be at Go Local. A nine-piece bluegrass and soul explosion, they blend melodic songwriting with soulful intensity. Formed in 2011, they won the Mayor of London Gigs Competition in 2012.

In August 2009, Eddie took a month off work and ran 43 marathons in 51 days for Sport Relief, raising in excess of £1.85 million. In 2010, he became involved in the search for 70,000 volunteers for the London 2012 Games and followed their journey in the build up to and throughout the Games. To keep the spirit of the London 2012 volunteers alive, he is Patron of the Join In Trust. He is taking time out from his new world tour, Force Majeure, to be here at Go Local.

Robbie Boyd Recently discovered busking on the streets of London, Robbie Boyd’s feel-good folk pop songs have earned him national recognition, with airtime on a number of radio stations and a live performance on ITV’s ‘This Morning’. His band made the top 20 of MTV’s Brand New Unsigned for 2013.

Pandemonium Drummers Wowing the world in their role as volunteer performers at the London 2012 Ceremonies, the Pandemonium Drummers have gone on to enjoy great success. Though many had never drummed before, they now perform at events large and small in support of good causes, creating another long-lasting legacy of the London 2012 Games.

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Ivor Novello award-winning, Brit Award-nominated band The Feeling first burst onto the music scene in 2006, with their million-selling debut album ‘12 Stops And Home’. It was followed by number one album ‘Join with Us’ (2008) and ‘Together We Were Made’ (2011). Frontman Dan Gillespie Sells’ home is down the road from the Olympic Park and also serves as the band’s studio. There, he and fellow band members Richard Jones, Kevin Jeremiah, Ciaran Jeremiah and Paul Stewart have just put the finishing touches to their fourth album, due to be released this year.

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Formed during London 2012, the Games Maker Choir has more than 500 members. They regularly perform, raising money for sporting good causes. David Cameron described their song ‘I Wish For You The World’ as, “a testament to their resolve to keep that can-do spirit of the Games Makers alive”.

Greatest Hits of the West End West End Greatest Hits is a mix of all that is exciting, popular and inspirational in musical theatre from London’s West End. The cast includes winner of BBC One’s ‘I’ll Do Anything’ Jodie Prenger, alongside a top ensemble and choir. They will make you want to get up, dance and sing along.

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PLUS... The voice of the ‘X Factor’ Peter Dickson Paralympian, journalist and presenter Ade Adepitan Olympian and presenter Iwan Thomas ‘Britain’s Got Talent 2013’ winners, Attraction and finalists Jack Carroll and Gabz. Olympic and Paralympic champions Warm up entertainer and presenter Andy Collins

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SO, WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE PARK? 2013 July 2013 Copper Box Arena opens

29 July 2013 parklands IN the north of the Park open FOR ALL TO ENJOY

SPRING 2014 Aquatics Centre OPENS

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AUGUST 2013 EAST VILLAGE OPENs

july 2013 Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in the stadium

The Park’s first housing development welcomes new residents in the area that started life as the Athletes’ Village.

APRIL 2014 SOUTH PLAZA OPENs

SPRING 2014 ArcelorMittal Orbit OPENS

Affordable swimming for the community.

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acres (45 hectares) of biodiverse wildlife habitat are being created, including reedbeds, grasslands, ponds and woodlands, with 525 bird boxes and 150 bat boxes.

2017 Crossrail service completion

2015 European Hockey Championships

AUGUST 2013 Prudential Ride London CYCLE EVENT

APRIL 2014 Carpenters Lock Opens

APRIL 2014 LEE VALLEY HOCKEY AND TENNIS CENTRE OPENS

Local residents gain access to key routes leading to the facilities on the Park.

New state-of-the-art facilities on the site of the old Eton Manor Sports Club.

2015 CHOBHAM MANOR OPENS TO RESIDENTS The first of five new neighbourhoods to be built on the Park welcomes its first residents. Pictured right: how it will look in 2030.

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SEPTEMBER 2013 Festival of Disability Sport The first of what will be an annual festival of disability sport; part of a £2m package of Paralympic plans.

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APRIL 2014 LEE VALLEY VELOPARK opens Track cycling, BMX, road racing and mountain biking: get all your two-wheeled thrills in one place.

SEPTEMBER– OCTOBER 2015 RUGBY WORLD CUP The Stadium hosts five matches.

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AUGUST 2017 IAAF World athletics championships

AUGUST 2016 Stadium opens permanently Home to West Ham United FC and a major live music venue.

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Join us. Join In. Last summer, as we cheered our sporting champions doing us proud at London 2012, I also marvelled at the heroic volunteers making it all happen. This year, we don’t have the Games. But we do have the Join In Summer, with sports clubs and community groups right around the UK holding special events. That means there are thousands of opportunities for local volunteers to shine, lending a hand to make sure the events run brilliantly. We’re match-making enthusiastic people like you to the organisations that need you. Whatever your skills, however much time you can give, you can help.

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If you’re feeling heroic, join us – join in. Have a read of this programme, listen to everything you’re told today, then get online at joininuk.org and work out where you’ll go. I thank you. So do all the people whose lives you are about to better. Eddie Izzard Patron, Join In Trust

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Looking forward to another unforgetable summer Join In was set up to harness the spirit of the volunteers we came to know and admire last summer during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. It’s the home of the Games Makers. But we are more than that: our aim is to encourage everyone to get involved − whether or not they volunteered last summer. One year on, it’s time to ‘go local’. The Join In Summer runs from 27 July to 9 September. With the help of our funder the Big Lottery Fund and our Official Partners BT and Lloyds TSB, there will be 10,000 events in sports clubs and community groups across the UK. Without people to lend a hand, the events won’t happen. So find one near you and offer to help. It’s your chance to make a real difference to your local community – and what could be more rewarding than that? Thanks for coming to the UK’s biggest ever celebration of volunteering. Enjoy! Alice Hunt CEO, Join In Trust

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Players pitch in Reverse the roles for a day. Players muck in and do some clubhouse DIY while volunteers get on the pitch and play!

Community games Stage your own mini-Games for the whole community – with events from long jump to archery. You could even have your own medals ceremonies.

Parents’ pick and mix Get the parents of your club’s younger members to organise a special picnic with quizzes, sports, food, drink and of course a tug-of-war! You’ll find loads more ideas on the Tools and Tips section on our website – joininuk.org

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If you’re part of a club, it’s not too late to host an event as part of the Join In Summer. Stuck for ideas? We’ve got plenty. Why not try one of these?...

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There’s a huge range of Join In events to take part in: from walking in Waltham Abbey to gymnastics in Gillingham; from carnival in Castleford to wheelchair tennis in Wales. None of them would be possible without our partners: • British Cycling • Change 4 Life • Community Games • English Netball • Fields in Trust • Go Spike Volleyball • Hockey Nation • Parasport UK • Spogo • Team London • UK Athletics Join In is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, government grant and by Official Partners BT and Lloyds TSB.

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Across the UK, LOCAL HEROES ARE LENDING A HAND...

The Welcomer Never without a smile

In sports clubs and community groups across the land, local heroes are giving their time to help out. It takes all sorts – and whether it’s every week or once a year, their efforts are invaluable: seven in 10 clubs say they need more volunteers. What do you have to offer? The Web & Social Media Operator Can’t function if not logged on

The Ref Knows the rule book inside out

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The Costume Maker Loves a sequin. Or 50

The Accountant Good with money, loves a spreadsheet The Social Secretary Life and soul of the party

The Coach Motivator extraordinaire

The Physio Good at manipulating The Volunteers Co-ordinator Good at juggling

The Marshall Knows left from right

The Driver Gets from A to B with ease

The Chef Knows which way their bread is buttered

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The Membership Secretary Organised, good with names & faces

The Subs Collector Never afraid to ask

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LOCAL HEROES #1:THE CHEF

ARE YOU ‘THE CH EF ’?

It’s lunchtime down at Eastleigh Tennis Club. Player energy is dipping and a crisis looms...

More often than not, volunteers are needed just to muck in. No experience, no special skills, just enthusiasm and a willingness to do whatever’s needed: making the tea, sprucing up a wall with a lick of paint, pointing people in right direction on a fun run. Take Peter, for example…

IN REAL LIFE... I’m a stay-at-home Dad with two children – Rhys, 5, and Charlotte, 2. I have always carried out voluntary work: from a kid I was a member of St John Ambulance for 15 years, doing various public duties and life guarding.

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For the last five years I have run Albany Road Baptist Church Luncheon Club with help from other volunteers. It’s aimed at the over 50s, held once a week for anyone in the community to meet and make friends over a two course meal with tea or PAGE ADVERT coffee for £2.50.

I’m also the catering officer for our church, involved in many events – from BBQs to kids’ clubs. This year I arranged a charity duck race and Fun Day – we invited the whole community to join us. I try to do my best to give back investing time in the community and to serve others gives me a real sense of joy. There’s nothing more pleasurable than to make someone else smile, especially when it only cost you time and effort.

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Launch the Aurasma app and hold your phone over the page to view ‘The Chef’ film.

“You may not be the best sandwich maker in the world but you can certainly get a duster or a hoover to make a difference.”

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Jim Sharples, Bolton Rugby Club

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Are you ‘The Accoun ta nt’?

LOCAL HEROES #2:THE ACCOUNTANT It’s 9am on Saturday 29 June and the future’s looking bleak for the Rochester Youth Club...

There are many tasks at clubs and groups that need specialist skills – abilities that might come easy to you but others struggle with. You could use your catering knowledge to help in a large-scale soup kitchen; put your sewing talents to work making costumes for a dance group; or, like Kim, use an aptitude with numbers to help balance accounts…

IN REAL LIFE... I do the accounts and payroll for two charities for free, and at a quarter of the usual rate for another 10 charities. I would love to be able to do them all free, but some are very complex. I find working with numbers relatively easy, so it’s good for me to help people who have more difficulty with it – especially with the pressure there is now on charities to have their accounts in order. Growing up, my parents were always volunteering with the Asthma Society, swimming club and Parkinson’s Society. I swam competitively from the ages of 11 to 18; it was all very dependent on volunteers, for transport, organisation and so on. One of the reasons I volunteer is to give something back.

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I also regularly help out in other ways at a number of organisations. Aside from the accounting, I don’t always have the specialist skills they need, so I do more general roles. Some are weekly – for example, my role as Volunteer Co-ordinator at Access Sport, a charity helping young people with disadvantages or disabilities.

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At smaller organisations they are very appreciative about the help they get. Other roles are once a year, like in the transport team at Crisis at Christmas and marshalling at the London Marathon. In September I start a six-week induction course to volunteer at a youth centre: many of those who go are homeless and have no work. I’ll help once a week with their literacy and enterprise projects. I find volunteering relaxing, energising and enjoyable. It’s nice to be in a different environment, to do something completely different from my work – even if it is still accounting!

Kim HOOPER, london

“I used to play basketball for my local youth club but asthma made me stop, so I started coaching. I’m a volunteer coach at a local school too. Because I want to be a PE teacher myself I’m getting proper career experience and it helps with my application forms for university.”

Jordan Mondesir-Clarke

87% of sports clubs say a lack of volunteers prevents membership GROWTH*

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ARE YOU ‘THE re f’ ?

LOCAL HEROES #3:THE REF

As a volunteer, you’ll be helping other people. You’ll be making a difference to your own life too – and could use the opportunity to learn a new skill, from refereeing to working with people with disabilities to being a Station Master.

The under-16 girls football match is due to kick off in Kinmel Bay. There’s only one problem...

IN REAL LIFE... “I give my time to volunteer as a linesman and referee because I believe in helping people. When I see the happy smiling faces of the young people at the end of a match, it makes the experience priceless.”

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Volunteering has changed my life I have been a keen volunteer since I was about 11, involved with my local youth club and other organisations. I have a passion for working with those less fortunate than I am, so I’m a fully registered Special Olympics Volunteer too. 

Launch the Aurasma app and hold your phone over the page to view ‘The Ref’ film.

When I applied to be a Games Maker at the age of 17 it was a big challenge for me – but one I was excited to take. It was an amazing, unforgettable experience and it has changed my whole outlook on life.

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“One year on from drumming at the Olympic Opening Ceremony I am still on a high and still volunteering. I recently started helping at the Spa Valley Railway and I’m training to be a Station Master at Groombridge, East Sussex – a rural station on a real life ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’style line run entirely by volunteers.” David Bower, Kent

Since then, I’ve applied for a job at Manchester United, where I’ve dreamed about working ever since I was a child. I was also offered a job for my university placement year at Walt Disney World, Florida. London 2012 has also inspired me to continue volunteering, including a new post: Event Services Manager with Special Olympics Ulster. It’s extremely rewarding. None of this would have been possible if I hadn’t been a Games Maker.

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The big question:

why volunteer? So, there are lots of different ways you could lend a hand in your local area. But why bother? “Once you do it, you will get a wonderful sense of achievement and belonging.”

“Volunteering is usually about a greater cause than yourself but through doing it you learn to be yourself; put yourself out there and most of all smile.”

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“It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet other people who have the same interests and passions as you.”

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“Volunteering isn’t just about giving, it’s about receiving. You can be cold and tired, but the smiling faces and ‘thank yous’ leave you feeling happy knowing you have helped make that event.”

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volunteers to make a champion: we did the maths

“I want to to give something back to a community that has given so much to me. Volunteering puts a smile on your face. Plus, it’s good to do something for nothing, and opens up fabulous opportunities!”

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Ask an athlete and they’ll COVER remember the volunteers who made their achievement possible. We asked Olympians and Paralympians how many people had been involved in their success since they first started out at their local club and crunched the numbers. We found that on average it takes 40,000 volunteers to make a champion. So if you lend a hand at your local club – whatever role

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“If I’m going to put my time, expertise and enthusiasm into anything, isn’t it better to do something many people can get a tangible benefit out of? It keeps you active – mentally, physically or emotionally, or all of the above. And heck, every day’s an adventure.”

“If I volunteer I hopefully make the environment around me a better place, which moves others to do the same – creating a virtuous circle within that community.”

Simon Lawrence

you’re doing – you could be helping the next Sebastian Coe or Sarah Storey. And every medal they win, whether it’s at a local competition or the IMAGE Olympic Games, will be your medal too.

World Champion and Olympian Colin Jackson: “When I retired in Birmingham at the Indoor Arena, all the volunteers on that day signed a massive card saying how wonderful it was to have helped me in my career. To this day I still have that card and every time I read it, it touches me.”

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Bitten by the volunteering bug? See what you can do more regularly – whether it’s an hour a week or once a year. Join In is linking up with the people who need you all the time – find them on our website. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, why not contact a local club or group near you directly and offer your services?

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