A VOLUNTEER at the Olympic Games has received a letter from the Prime Minister thanking him for his efforts.
William Orme, 59, of Downing Crescent, Stamford, volunteered during the Olympic and Paralympic Games as a driver.
On Monday, along with the thousands of other volunteers, he received a letter from David Cameron in which he said: “You and your fellow volunteers have been an essential ingredient in a remarkable summer that millions of people across the country have shared and will remember for a lifetime.”
William, who works as a civil servant, said he had a “fantastic experience”.
He said: “We all had e-mails from Lord Coe but it was nice to get the letter from David Cameron and definitely a shock to get an envelope through the door saying ‘Prime Minister’.
“I had an absolutely amazing time as a volunteer. I am so glad I applied all those years ago, I really wouldn’t have missed it for the world.”
William said his most famous passenger was a Lithuanian cyclist.
He also saw athletics at the Olympics stadium including Jessica Ennis’ performance in the heptathalon.