On Thursday, 6 October, we were delighted to host our annual celebration event at The Podium Bar & Kitchen.
It was a fantastic evening that enabled us to say thank you to you – the volunteers who have participated in a range of activities within our Park Champion programme over the past year. Over 110 Park Champions attended and we hope all of those that attended enjoyed themselves.
2016 has been a fantastic year with volunteers racking up a huge 12,800 volunteer hours. There has been an array of volunteering opportunities from providing information, welcoming guests and delivering the park mobility service at the Information Point to supporting the vast number of events including West Ham United and London Lions matches, National Paralympic Day and Sport Relief. Not forgetting those who really got their hands dirty during the conservation and gardening programme.
Take a look at the news article in the Newham Recorder here:
We are now looking forward to another exciting year in 2017, with a number of major events coming up on the Park. From the IAAF World Championships and World ParaAthletics Championships to community and sports events to help connect local people to the Park, there is sure to be something for everybody to get involved with. Once again we will be running our hugely successful Park mobility service and there will be many new roles to come with new Park partners so keep your eyes peeled for opportunities.
David Goldstone, Chief Executive, London Legacy Development Corporation, said: “Our brilliant Park Champions are at the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Within the last year the team clocked up more than 12,800 hours of volunteering on the Park, whether it was supporting our events, within the venues, looking after our parklands, or supporting visitors on our customer and mobility service.
“Our congratulations go to all our fantastic volunteers, with special thanks to Frank from Newham, who has volunteered for 721 hours this year. What a brilliant achievement.”