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Chelsea and Westminster staff star in London 2012 opening ceremony

06 August 2012

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital staff who took part in Danny Boyle’s spectacular opening ceremony for the London Games have been reliving their amazing experience.

Photo: Chelsea and Westminster Physiotherapist Lauren Eve strikes a pose in front of the Olympic flame

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital staff who took part in Danny Boyle’s spectacular opening ceremony for the London Games have been reliving their amazing experience.

Lauren Eve, Physiotherapist on Edgar Horne Ward, said: “It was incredible to be part of such a prestigious event.

“I was one of the industrial revolution drummers so got to work closely with the composer Rick Smith, who made us all feel valued as individuals even though we were 1 of the 10,000 strong cast!”

Darren Brown, Specialist Physiotherapist for Infectious Diseases, Oncology and Palliative Care, agreed: “This once in a lifetime experience was absolutely brilliant.

“I felt so proud to represent the NHS and physiotherapy. Danny Boyle was very involved in all our rehearsals and therefore everybody felt included, important and part of the Olympic family.

“This was an unforgettable experience.”

Other Chelsea and Westminster staff who took part in the opening ceremony included:

  • Simon Clarke (Consultant Paediatric Surgeon)
  • Pat Garner (Midwife)
  • Katie Lee (Occupational Therapist, Trauma and Orthopaedics)

Congratulations to all these staff for playing their part in making the opening ceremony such a huge success.