Sports volunteer thanked by Prime Minister

Daily Echo: Amy Bennett, far right, with fellow volunteers, Karen Barnard and Maggie Gallacher with Prime Minister David Cameron Amy Bennett, far right, with fellow volunteers, Karen Barnard and Maggie Gallacher with Prime Minister David Cameron

A NORTH Baddesley woman who encourages young people to volunteer in sport has been thanked by the Prime Minister.

Amy Bennett met David Cameron in Downing Street during the Queen’s Commonwealth Games Baton relay through the UK.

Mr Cameron joined 22- year-old Amy to watch the arrival of the torch carried by Olympic boxing champion, Nicola Adams and award-winning volunteer, Molly Pattison.

Amy is one of more than 250 local leaders recruited by the charity, Join In, to act as advocates for volunteering at grass roots level. She said: “The opportunity to visit Downing Street and talk to David Cameron about Join In and the importance of volunteers in sport was an amazing experience.

“I was lucky enough to volunteer at the London 2012 Olympic Games and feel privileged to continue the London 2012 legacy as a Join In local leader.”

Besides volunteers from Join In, others included the Points of Light volunteering award winners, Glasgow 2014 volunteers and young people from sports clubs.

Afterwards, Mr Cameron paid tribute to them. “The baton relay gives the whole country and Commonwealth the chance to share the excitement of the countdown to Glasgow 2014,” said Mr Cameron.

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