Labour’s Cambridgeshire MEP urges volunteers to help out at 2012 Olympic Games

LABOUR’S Cambridgeshire MEP has urged volunteers to take a once in a lifetime opportunity by helping out at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Richard Howitt, MEP, met Lord Sebastian Coe to launch the county’s appeal for volunteers to assist at the event.

Seventy thousand are needed to help out at the games including doctors, nurses and language specialists as well as people to act as stewards and drivers.

Mr Howitt said: “I hope as many people from Cambridgeshire as possible will come forward to take part.

“The Olympics will leave a lasting economic, tourist and sporting legacy. We have three high-spec Olympic venues in the region and the Olympic flame will definitely travel through Cambridgeshire.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to help make our Olympics a spectacular athletic and sporting event, and this is the opportunity for everyone to rise to the challenge.”

Volunteers can register online at