• London 2012 Olympic Games Maker Journal belonging to Gavin Jones, Games Maker, Cardiff, 2012

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A London 2012 Olympic Games Maker Journal given to Gavin Jones of Grangetown, Cardiff. Gavin volunteered as a Games Maker at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He was interviewed as part of the VCS Cymru Chronicle Project and described his selection, training and experiences.

He explained: "They even gave you a journal and I'm not a brilliant person for keeping a journal on any thing…. The journal was great because it really forced me to sort of write everything down, and I just remember the stories and the people I met."

The Olympic website explains:
“London 2012 volunteers are called ‘Games Makers’, as they are helping to make the Games happen. The Games Maker recruitment process began in September 2010, with the London 2012 Organising Committee receiving more than 240,000 applications.
"Up to 70,000 people were chosen to become Games Makers and they will take on a wide variety of roles across the Olympic venues during the Games: from welcoming visitors to transporting athletes, helping out behind the scenes in the Technology team and making sure the results get displayed as quickly and accurately as possible."
(Source:, accessed 26/2/17.)

The private collection of Gavin Jones.

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