PM says thanks to Olympic Games volunteer William Orme

Games Maker William Orme
Games Maker William Orme
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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.