12:48PM, Wednesday 25 July 2012
Two more will be in the audience for the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies at the Olympic Stadium in London.
They are the winners of the Royal Borough’s free Big Society draw for Olympic tickets, open to everyone who volunteers for council services such as libraries, the Windsor and Royal Borough Museum, Adopt-a-Street, Care Bank and schools.
The council had 42 tickets available and decided the best way of using them was to pay tribute to its volunteers.
More than 200 entered the draw and the winning names were drawn by borough Mayor, Cllr Colin Rayner.
Winner of two tickets to the opening ceremony is Jackie Kitchen, of Maidenhead, who is a governor at All Saints’ Primary School in Maidenhead. She said: “I just couldn’t believe it when I heard from the council I had won. We are a family of sports lovers and it is just thrilling to be part of such a spectacular event.”
Off to the closing ceremony will be Jonathan Grant, also of Maidenhead, who is a member of the Adopt-a-Street scheme.
Paramedics were called to the scene of a medical emergency in Maidenhead on Monday morning (June 27).
A teenager who died after getting into difficulty in the Jubilee River has been described as a ‘gentle giant’ in a tribute from his school.