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Paralympics Legacy - Your Turn To Get Involved

Legacy

7:00am 16th September 2012

One of the legacies of the 2012 Olympics has been a renewed interest in the history of the Paralympic Games developed from Sir Ludwig Guttmann's pioneering work at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

The Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, is now running a legacy project, Paralympic Voices, to interview both current and former Paralympic athletes.

The project is  looking for volunteers to help carry out film interviews   Film clips and transcriptions of the interviews will go onto the Mandeville Legacy website (HERE) and the full film of all the interviews will be kept at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies for researchers to consult.

They are looking for personable, engaging people who are confident about acquiring new technical skills and capable of carrying out basic research.

Volunteers will be fully trained for their assignments so this is an excellent opportunity to acquire experience in basic film camera handling and interview technique.

Most interviewees will be filmed in their own homes so volunteers will be expected to travel within the UK and will receive full travel costs.  All equipment will be provided.  Prospective volunteers must be able to attend the one day training in Aylesbury on Thursday (20th Sept) and must be at least 18 years old.

If you are interested in more information about this unusual volunteering  opportunity then please contact the Paralympic Voices Project Officer, Jon Newman on 0788 0981559 or email him at janewman@buckscc.gov.uk

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