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Fresh appeal for Lichfield Olympic Torch volunteers

Volunteers are still needed to play a part in the Olympic Torch Relay’s visit to Lichfield.

Thousands of spectators are expected to line the streets on June 30 as the Flame is carried through the city.

Over 60 people have already signed up to be volunteers on the day, but Lichfield District Council still needs to find around 40 more.

Helping hands are needed for a range of roles along the four-mile relay, including route and car park marshals, city ambassadors and street dressers.

Councillor Val Richards said: “I’d like to thank everyone who has volunteered so far, but we still need extra people to help us on the day.

“We are looking for a fantastic team of volunteers. Ideally, they should be friendly and confident enough to talk to spectators, sensible and safety conscious, as well as able to spot potential issues and help to resolve them.”

Volunteers need to be 17 years of age or more and to attend a briefing and training session, where the roles will be assigned and explained.

“Volunteering on the day will give you the chance to be a part of this once in a life time event, and to help others enjoy this special day,” Cllr Richards added.

“We’ll provide volunteers with training, a uniform to wear, as well as a parking space in the city. We hope more people will put them selves forward to join us to help celebrate the Olympic Torch Relay.”

To find out more about the roles and to apply to be a volunteer, visit The deadline to apply has been extended to May 27.

A volunteer wrote this. Say thanks with a coffee.