Rosie Cooper MP

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19/07/12 - Rosie Cooper MP welcomes London 2012 Games Maker Nikk

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper was delighted to welcome Nikki Hennessy who is an Olympics Games Maker during London 2012.  Ahead of Nikki starting her volunteering for the Olympic Games as an Olympic Family Assistant Team Leader she popped into Parliament to catch-up with local MP Rosie.


Rosie met up with the local Labour Councillor to wish her all the best and to hear about what Nikki will be involved in during the two weeks of the Olympic Games which are due to begin on the 27 July 2012.  Nikki’s work has started early as athletes and officials from around the world have started to arrive in London.


Nikki is one of the tens of thousands of volunteers, known as Games Makers that will take on various roles during London 2012 to help make the games run smoothly.  Volunteers will be involved in welcoming visitors to venues, transporting athletes, helping in the Technology team to make sure the results get displayed quickly and accurately.


MP Rosie said:”I couldn’t think of anyone better to be volunteering during London 2012 and representing West Lancashire.  In all the years I have known Nikki she has taken an enthusiastic and bubbly approach to everything she has done.  Nikki should also be commended for her amazing sense of duty, whether serving in the territorial army, serving the community as a councillor or now in her role as a London 2012 Games Maker.  It was fantastic for Nikki to visit Parliament and for me to have the chance to wish her all the best.”


Commenting on her visit to Parliament, Nikki Hennessy said:

“It all seems pretty surreal at the moment, being down in London, being involved in Olympic and having the opportunity to visit Rosie in Parliament to have a chat about my role as a London 2012 Games Maker. I was very proud to walk through Parliament wearing my London 2012 uniform.   I’m sure that the London 2012 Olympics will be the best yet.  I very much look forward to meeting up with Rosie after the 12 August to tell her about the all my great experiences from this once in a lifetime experience.”


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