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Paralympic Games volunteer has her eyes on Wembley

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: November 22, 2013

The Games Maker Choir

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A VOLUNTEER who helped at the 2012 Paralympic Games is to sing at Wembley Stadium this weekend.

Pattie Tunnicliffe, from Leek, will be singing at Wembley Stadium in front of 80,000 people as part of the entertainment for the semi-finals of the Rugby League World Cup on Saturday, November 23.

Last year Pattie was a volunteer Games Maker at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, working as a member of the Transport Team at the Paralympic Village and joined the Games Maker Choir, pictured, after the Games had finished, when she found out about its existence through Facebook.

Since then she has sung with the choir at Glasgow, for the launch of the Commonwealth Games Volunteer Programme, Help for Heroes on Horse Guards Parade and Join In at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Pattie told the Post & Times: “I have been on an amazing journey which will reach a new high this weekend when the choir will be performing at Wembley Stadium.

“The choir keeps on going from strength to strength and I am really enjoying being a part of it. It really does have a feel-good factor being part of the choir.

“This weekend is set to be the choir's greatest challenge yet singing in front of such a massive crowd as well as a worldwide TV audience of millions.” The Games Maker Choir is made up of over 500 volunteers who came together at London 2012 and who have been singing ever since.

The choir will be providing part of the traditional pre-match entertainment as well as singing the anthems for the semi-finals Saturday.

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