Gordon on his marks for Olympic role

Gordon Secker is taking a fortnight off work as auditor with PKF Accountants and business advisers for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get involved in the Olympic games.

The Lowestoft man has been selected for the team of Olympic volunteers and will help organise travel for more than 25,000 journalists – even though it has meant giving up tickets to see a couple of the actual events.

“It wasn’t an easy decision but it’s something different; something I have never done before and will never do again and rather than watching I will be playing an active part and savouring the atmosphere across the Olympic Park,” he said.

It means a significant few weeks for the 38-year-old senior business adviser who has also just completed 10 years service with PKF in Great Yarmouth.

More than 12 hours training has prepared him for the Olympic role where he will join a team ensuring smooth passage for broadcasters and writers using a shuttle bus system to various Olympic events. He’ll work 13 eight-hour shifts and get to keep his official uniform as a souvenir.

PHOTO:  Bubbly moment for Gordon Secker (left) as he marks 10 years at PKF and prepares for his Olympic role. Bob Hawkins, PKF partner, hands over the Champagne.

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