Celebrities to open up first legacy event at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
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A host of celebrities will be at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park tomorrow as the venue hosts the first legacy event and celebrates volunteering.
Teen comedy sensation Jack Carroll will be joining Eddie Izzard, The Feeling and McFly for Go Local, a star studded event due to take place tomorrow afternoon.
It is designed to celebrate volunteering one year on from the Olympic and Paralympic Games with music, comedy and entertainment. There will be guest appearances from the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, Sebastian Coe as well as TeamGB and ParalympicsGB stars
Jack Carroll, the 14 year-old comic made famous by his hilarious stand-up routines in Britain’s Got Talent, will perform a set in what will be his biggest gig yet.
Strictly Come Dancing’s Tess Daly will compere the show, which will also feature Eddie Izzard and The Feeling alongside top-selling band McFly, who will close the event.
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The event, which starts at 4.30pm, invites everyone to re-live the Olympic atmosphere and continue its volunteering legacy. London 2012 medallists and sporting heroes will return to the Park to recognise the valuable contribution volunteers make in their local community and inspire more people to get involved.
It will also provide ideas and practical advice on how people interested in volunteering can make a real impact in their local community. It will be co-hosted by London 2012 volunteering charity Join In and the Mayor’s Team London.
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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: “This is gearing up to be the ultimate fiesta of volunteering at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It is the perfect reminder of when the world looked to London and saw an incorrigibly happy, diverse, multicultural, dynamic city that was animated by the hospitality and good nature of tens of thousands of volunteers.
The event is a curtain raiser to a summer of activities being delivered by Join in and Team London. Team London’s Ambassadors will be back on the streets of London with the Visitor Welcome and thousands of volunteers will be taking up opportunities in their communities.
A pair of tickets costs £15 and are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk/go-local.