Craigie-Lee is London Youth Games ‘volunteer of the year’
Craigie-Lee Paterson can’t volunteer enough when it comes to helping out at the London Youth Games—now she’s been named their ‘Volunteer of the Year.’
The 41-year-old from Poplar in London’s East End picked up the title for her voluntary contribution to ‘grassroots’ sport at the Balfour Beatty Games annual awards.
She was given her ‘Hall of Fame’ award by three-times Olympic javelin medallist Steve Backley at a prestigious ceremony at Lord’s Cricket Ground in front an audience of 400.
“It was enough to be nominated, so to win is just fantastic,” Craigie-Lee said afterwards.
“This has been my third year with the Youth Games. I just love being involved and volunteered from the cross country last November to finals weekend in July.”
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Craigie-Lee has volunteered 10 days in the past year to Europe’s largest annual youth sports event, including collating results and registration for the media. She also operated the scoreboard at the Olympic basketball final and was team attach� for China’s wheelchair basketball team at the Paralympics.
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