Olympic Games Makers
CategoryNorth London Hospice
A hospice nurse and dedicated volunteer will be among the lucky 70,000 Games Makers at the London Olympics. Paul Crook, 47, and Gillie Kenneally, 68, both who work at North London Hospice in Finchley, will be part of a legion of support workers when the games get underway in just a week’s time. Paul, a nurse at the North London Hospice inpatient unit, will be based near the Prime Minister’s doorstep at Horse Guards Parade while Gillie will be mingling with the athletes and coaches in the Olympic village. Paul said: “You can imagine the excitement when I told my colleagues I will be helping at the volley ball event checking tickets and directing people to their seats. It’s a unique experience to be a part of the Olympic Games. I’m really looking forward to the atmosphere.” Gillie, a retired nurse and once an international GB judo player, now dedicates her time to helping out on the hospice wards, reception desk and day centre. Sports-lover Gillie of Finchely, said: “Many moons ago I competed on an international level myself so to play a small part in the Olympics is a once in a life-time opportunity. “I am delighted to have been chosen and extremely excited as I’m going to be helping right in the heart of the village.” The excited duo recently showed off their uniform to staff at North London Hospice, which cares for people living with life-limiting illnesses and their families.