Leyton Orient Community Trust Graduate Ayesha Taylor-Camara will accompany Prime Minister David Cameron at tonight's Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Ayesha is an ambassador for the National Citizen Service (NCS) having taken part in the course run by Leyton Orient and The Football League Trust. The Prime Minister is taking a select group of people who have made a contribution to their communities many of them NCS Ambassadors, as his guests to the ceremony which will raise the curtain on one of the biggest sporting events the country has ever hosted.
Football League clubs across the country have been providing the NCS programme that gives sixteen and seventeen year olds the opportunity to gain valuable skills and promote a more cohesive and responsible society, and a more engaged society by enabling young people to work together to create social action projects in their local communities. NCS is designed to inspire a lifetime of engagement and action, and this is being realised by The Football League Trust with many of the 2011 graduates returning to volunteer on this year's programme
General Manager of The Football League Trust Mike Evans said: "Ayesha's invite from the Prime Minister is a huge honour, not just for her but for everyone at The Football League Trust. Having one of Leyton Orient's NCS graduates join Mr Cameron tonight is recognition of the excellent work that The Football League Trust and our community schemes do with the National Citizen Service in so many local communities.
"It is a real privilege for The Football League Trust to be able to deliver the NCS programme. I have personally seen the scheme make a huge difference to the lives of so many young people and the communities in which they live. Being at the Opening Ceremony will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for Ayesha and I am glad that the NCS can provide opportunities like this to young people who would never normally get them."
Football League Trust National Citizen Service graduates will also accompany Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society to track cycling events during the course of the London 2012 Games.