It was great to hear that many people had already registered through the London 2012 website to receive information about the volunteering programme when it is rolled out in 2010 and those who hadn’t were keen to find out how to sign up. We were well prepared for the queries we received about jobs at the London 2012 Organising Committee as we had a list with us of current vacancies available for people to take away, we were also able to signpost them to the job pages of this.
People we spoke to were really keen to get one of our new 'join in' travel card wallets, which includes a leaflets with information on how people can get involved in the Games. It also contains three sport cards featuring facts on both Olympic and Paralympic sports. These were very popular with everyone we spoke to. We were proud to say that cover is made from 100 per cent recycled polypropylene and the paper used for the leaflet is 100 per cent recycled from post-consumer waste.
One of the highlights of the day - apart from the tasty vegetarian food prepared by the Sikh community - was speaking to a group of young people who had come to London for the event from Leicester. They were very excited about the Games in 2012 and were determined to be part of it. Their enthusiasm was infectious and had a really positive effect on others who were visiting our exhibition stand. They took away stickers and posters on the Games to share with their school and friends in Leicester.
Attending community led events such as Vaisakhi really bring home to me how communities around London, and indeed the UK, are really gearing up for 2012, their enthusiasm and willingness to part of the Games will ensure that the Games in 2012 are watched and enjoyed by everyone.