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Warrington Olympic two are lovin' it
5:00pm Thursday 31st May 2012 in News
SPEED and teamwork are the skills which have got two people from the borough all the way to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
But all is not as it seems as the chosen ones will not be competing at the games but will be working in a fast food restaurant at the biggest sporting event in the world.
They have been selected as part of the 2,000 McDonald’s staff who will be serving up the fastest of food to spectators during the two weeks.
And it won’t be all work and no play as they also get tickets to see at least one event and enjoy cultural displays while working alongside McDonald’s crew members from around the world.
Jack Whealwell, aged 18, from the Gemini Retail Park restaurant and Hannah Carr, also 18, from Newton, who works at the Winwick Road branch, have both been chosen to work at the event.
Hannah said: “I feel so excited to have been chosen to work at the Olympics as it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.
“I am most looking forward to meeting new people from all over the world. I know it will be extremely busy but I am looking forward to soaking up the atmosphere.
“If I am lucky enough to watch the hockey I will be really pleased as it’s one of my favourite sports.”
The pair were chosen from more than 87,000 staff across the country in a ‘super team’ event after being nominated by their manager and had to show speed, customer service and ability to work as part of a team to win a place.
Warrington McDonald’s franchisee Dave Shaw added: “I’m delighted that staff from Warrington have been chosen to take part.”
They will travel to London to work across the four temporary McDonald’s restaurants serving up an estimated 1.75million meals in 29 days to 9.7 million spectators, a workforce of 200,000 and 17,000 athletes and team officials in and around the Olympic Park.