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Volunteer photographer from Newham up for Youth Games award

07:00 09 October 2012

Paris-born Caroline Lenne is nominated for a Gamesforce Volunteer of the Year Award.

Paris-born Caroline Lenne is nominated for a Gamesforce Volunteer of the Year Award.

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A young photographer from Newham has been nominated for a national award for adding ‘real colour’ to the London Youth Games.

Caroline Lenne, 23, an amateur photographer, is on the shortlist for Gamesforce Volunteer of the Year (age 16 to 25) after she produced stunning work, helping them to surpass 5,000 followers on Facebook this year. The award, announced this Tuesday at Lord’s Cricket Ground, will go to the individual from GamesForce, the Youth Games’ volunteer arm, deemed to have made the greatest voluntary contribution in 2012.

Originally from Paris, Caroline now lives in Newham and will be joining representatives from 10 London boroughs at Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Hall of Fame and Annual Awards Evening, Caroline will attend the ceremony alongside around 400 senior politicans, stars of London 2012, London councils, and representatives from sporting governing bodies.

Hosted by three-times Olympic javelin medallist Steve Backley MBE, guests will be given demonstrations from six sports positively influenced by the Youth Games.

Anthony Kendall, London Youth Games chairman, said: “2012 has been a monumental year for London sport and the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games has played a major role in ensuring the high-profile success at elite level has been mirrored at grass roots development level.

“At our Hall of Fame and Annual Awards we are set to announce the highest number of participants and highest number of volunteers in our 35 year history from the 2012 London Youth Games.

“There is now an unprecedented level of enthusiasm around competitive sport and volunteering from young Londoners. Through the London Youth Games they are not only enhancing their own lifestyles, but making a positive contribution to their local communities.

Sports stars including double Olympic long-distance runner Mo Farah, quadruple Paralympic champion David Weir, and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in the evening.

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