2 February 2012
talented ambulance men will perform in front of millions during the
opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games.
A&E support worker Sean Fullerton and Robert Walsh, who
works as an allocator in the emergency control room, will be among
the 10,000 people performing at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July.
Sean got through two stages of street dancing auditions before
being asked if he could play the drums.
said: “At the first audition there were 170 women and only about 30
men. I’m 62 and I’ve never done street dancing in my life, but
there were people of all ages there. Then they asked if anyone
played the drums and I’ve been a drummer in many bands over the
years. This is a once in a life time opportunity and I’m really
excited about it.
“My kids and family think it’s great and my colleagues are also
excited. I didn’t manage to get any tickets so it’s a good way to
still be part of it all.”
Robert, 60, who will be a ‘ceremonies performer’ added: “I just
went along for the craic really and I managed to hold my own among
all of the youngsters. It’s been a lifelong ambition of mine to go
the Olympics, so to perform there is a dream come true.”
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