Hainault couple describe fortnight as Olympic volunteers ‘wonderful’
A couple in their 70s who did their bit for the Olympics by volunteering as Games Makers have described the experience as “wonderful”.
Grandfather-of-six Gerry Seridan, 79 and wife Joan, 75, spent five days in Victoria Park, Hackney.
Retired cab driver Gerry said: “It was wonderful. I have never seen so many happy faces which is rare to see in London.”
Gerry, of Brunswick Gardens, Hainault, went to the 1948 Games as a schoolboy and said he wanted to be involved this year.
“We had such a good day, I saw the marathon and athletics in 1948 so thought I would volunteer for this one. It won’t come back to this country in my lifetime that’s for sure.”
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The couple were given tickets to the first rehearsal of the Opening Ceremony along with 60,000 other people.
His wife Joan, 75 who will be a torchbearer for the Paralympics Torch relay, said: “There was such a terrific build up. It’s be so wonderful, I didn’t want it to end.”
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