Olympic effort from accountants

by Taking Stock

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26 Jul 2012

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Larking Gowen's Mike and Sylvia

TS HAS BEEN INUNDATED by press releases from firms promoting the efforts of staff taking place in that big thingy that's happening over the coming month (we daren't name it for fear of the Brand Police).

So who's doing what?

Well, Chantrey Vellacott DFK's Tejinder Kalsi will be dancing in the opening ceremony tomorrow. The 30-year-old trust accounts specialist from Isleworth said: "I'm taking part in a segment of the ceremony which covers the Industrial Revolution, but I can't say any more than that as I don't want to spoil any surprises!"

Sylvia Kavanagh, who works for Larking Gowen in Norwich, and Mike Carroll, an accountant based at its Dereham office (both pictured), will be heading to the Games shortly.

Sylvia recently attended a training session at the Olympic Village, where she was briefed on her volunteering role: greeting people, crowd management and stewarding at the venue.

Mike is assisting at the Athletes' Village, helping the competitors and team officials with any questions they may have, ensuring they settle in and have a pleasant stay. They have been supplied with a cap and official umbrella – just in case of bad weather.

BKL's HR partner Marjorie Hurwitz Bremner carried the torch yesterday through Brent. She was nominated by her son, Robbie, who highlighted his mother's extensive voluntary work for a wide range of community organisations, as well as her fund-raising achievements, which include completing no fewer than nine marathons.

Loughton-based firm Haslers sponsored an epic Olympic-style event featuring more than 1,500 pupils from across Essex.

The West Essex Olympics, which took place at the Davenant Foundation on June 29, included participants from all 43 schools in the West Essex School Sport Partnership (including six secondary, 35 primary and two special schools).

Its staff were also put through their paces, taking part in a range of healthy activities including yoga, Zumba, rounders, walks, spin classes and healthy living workshops.

And well done, Deloitte, for its professional consulting services supplied to the Olympics.

Okay, TS knows they've been paid for the pleasure, but don't be mean to them. They've still helped.

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