Olympic Games Maker becomes Youtube singing sensation

Olympic Games Maker becomes Youtube singing sensation


Lucy Golding

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Olympic Games Maker becomes Youtube singing sensation

An Olympic volunteer from Knowl Hill is doing her bit to keep alive the memory of London 2012 as one of seven games makers to star in a legacy music video.

Jane Mitchell, who lives in Sandhills, was given the opportunity to take part in the film entitled 'National Lottery volunteers present' following her involvement in The Games Maker Choir.

The choir, of which more than 200 Games Markers are members, was set up to enhance the camaraderie of all those who lent a hand with the Olympics.

The mother-of-two spent seven weeks volunteering at Heathrow Airport helping with accreditation.

In June, the choir recorded 'The Volunteers Anthem,' a light-hearted and humorous song set to the tune of 'I will survive' which highlights of the work of all Olympic volunteers.

The 48-year-old was then approached to represent the choir along with six others in a short music video organised as part of the National Lottery's 2012 Legacy Campaign.

The film champions the individuals who have make a difference in their local communities by shining a spotlight on the projects with The Volunteers Anthem playing in the background.

On filming day Jane, who is also a member of Vox Mundi choir in Egham, was required to spend a day singing the song on a rooftop in central London.

Her experiences with the choir and the film have lead to radio appearances, photos calls and an appearance at the Sports Personality of the Year.

So far the film has racked up more than 20,000 hits on YouTube and will feature as part of a loop on the BBC Live big screens across the country.

Jane said: "I hope the anthem raises a smile when people hear it but also that it niggles away at them and encourages them to go and find out more about volunteering."

Watch the video below:


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