Posted by: Sunita Gill31 AUG 2012
Last thoughts on being a Paralympic Games Maker
When I wrote my final blog at the end of the Olympic Games,any sadness I felt was quickly overshadowed by the excitement of the imminent Paralympics.
Working as a Games Maker at the Paralympic games has been afulfilling and exciting experience.
My fellow Games Makers compared our first shift to that ofour first day at a new school. If I was to use the same analogy then my lastthoughts would be of how I felt on my last day at school. Feeling bereft thatit was all over and accepting the realisation that we would never be able torecreate those moments ever again.
As my journey closes to an end, I would like to reflect backand thank those that helped make it a once in a lifetime opportunity.
I would like to thank Mark Stuart (Pharmacy Clinical Lead)forhis amazing leadership during our Games Maker journey.
Liz Walters andFrances Akinwunmi (Eton Dorney Polyclinicmanagers) for being so supportive.
All my fellow Games Makers that I had the pleasure to meetand work with.
It’s been a privilege and an honour to work with such adiverse team of athletes, who have indeed ‘inspired a generation’.
This amazing journey could not have been completed withoutthe support of my employers Sainsbury’s. The support that I have received fromall my management team has been tremendous. I’ve only been working as aPharmacy Manager at Sainsbury’s for three years and can’t believe what awonderful company it is to work for.
My only regret isthat I didn’t join them sooner!
I can’t wait to re-join my Pharmacy team who are busypreparing for our next wave of in-store ‘free cholesterol tests’, which willshortly be followed by our flu vaccination service.
Thank you Sainsbury’s for helping me to make my Games Makerdream come to life!