ampersand I'm very proud of the fact that the Paralympic Games were born on the day of the Opening Ceremony of the London 1948 Olympic Games, when a wheelchair archery competition was arranged at Stoke Mandaville hospital for WW II soldiers with spinal cord injuries.  An archery gold medal is still contested for along with 20 other Paralympic sports.

London 2012 is the first Games where the Paralympic and Olympic Games are being organised together. This means that all Games Makers, including me, will be volunteering during both events in the London 2012 Games.

I've just received my shift pattern and am to be at the opening and closing ceremonies for the Paralympic Games as well as the Olympic Games. i feel so privileged to have been given this opportunity. What an amazing summer to look forward to as the April showers pour down.

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