Away from the sand pit, Greg Rutherford shows an unexpected talent as a comic actor in a video launching his Localgiving.com ambassadorship.
Greg, who took gold in the Long Jump event on Super Saturday at this year’s Olympics, is embracing Localgiving.com and lending his support to the charities and groups that are the unsung heroes in our community.
Greg makes fun of himself in a visit to his old primary school in Milton Keynes, and teaches the pupils that it’s not necessarily the taking part that counts!
Charity Engagement Assistant at Localgiving.com and London Ambassador
This August our very own Matthew Goldsmith will be welcoming visitors to the Capital during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as part of his volunteering role as a London Ambassador!
We caught up with him to find out what it’s like to be one of the 8,000 ambassadors representing London during the Games.
What made you decide to become a London Ambassador?
I have always been really passionate about supporting my local community, as in addition to my role at Localgiving.com, I also volunteer at a youth club in my local area of Barnet. I saw the London Ambassador role as a great opportunity to show visitors from around the world, a positive and friendly experience of our great city. Hopefully our role of welcoming visitors to London will contribute to London 2012 Olympics being a huge success!
When you found out you had been accepted to become a London Ambassador how did you feel?
Really excited and proud to be involved in such a prestigious sporting event, and in my home town of London too!
Why do you think volunteering is important?
Volunteering is crucial in strengthening local communities and brings people who may not usually meet, together in a positive and engaging way. This is especially true of being a London Ambassador, as it has already opened up an exciting network of people and experiences, as well as offering the opportunity to acquire new skills. Although the London 2012 Olympics are already underway, it’s not too late to start volunteering in your local community…go Team GB!
To keep up to date with Matt’s experiences as a London Ambassador follow him @LocalgivingMatt.
If you would like to make a difference by volunteering your time, visit www.Localgiving.com to find a local charity or community group.