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Commonwealth Games: Volunteer Helper Success

Posted on: Friday 14th March 2014

Alice Nottingham of the 6th Form received a very important email last week – confirmation that she had been selected as a volunteer (they will be called “Clyde-siders”) at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Hurdler Alice (17) was one of 50,000 (yes, 50,000) who applied a year ago for places as volunteers. And, naturally, she said that her preferred sport would be athletics.

By last September, the applications had been reduced by a half and 25,000 applicants travelled to Glasgow (at their own expense) to be interviewed. Alice obviously gave a good interview and is one of the 5,000 finally selected – and she will be helping at the athletics stadium; her dream come true.

The next stage is to attend three training days and the first one is on March 7th; to discover exactly what is involved and what she will be doing. Alice’s hope is that she might have a task in the arena (perhaps as a kit carrier) but she will have to wait and see.

Volunteers will receive a standard uniform but all other expenses have to be paid by them. She will probably stay in a volunteers’ camp that will be specially created in Glasgow.

This will be an exciting experience for Alice and we congratulate her and wish her well.

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