We at PiMS Workspace are delighted to welcome back our very own Lynn Hodges who has been busy assisting as a ‘Games Maker’ in the London 2012 Olympics. Lynn has been supporting the public at various locations within Eton Dorney helping to answer questions, guide spectators, handle tickets and direct people to their seats.
Lynn, who works for PiMS as a Space Planner at the Everything Everywhere site in London, volunteered 10 days of her time to assist with event services throughout the Olympic Games.
Having applied as one of 220,000 online applicants, Lynn was selected as one of the successful 100,000, and finally interviewed to be one of the 70,000 chosen to work throughout the event as a ‘Games Maker’. Lynn has been working in Eton providing her services throughout the rowing and canoe sprint events.
“It’s been such an exciting experience, to be part of something so enormous and monumental.” Lynn explains, “Participating as a Games Maker has been a once in a lifetime opportunity and I have met so many inspiring people who have volunteered from areas as far as Scotland, just to be involved in the event!”
The volunteers at the London Olympics were named ‘Games Makers’ as they are referred to as the people that make the Games happen. When recruiting, the Olympic Games organisers stipulated that applicants must be “inspirational, open, respectful, team-focused, distinctive and have a 'can do' attitude”. They chose well!