150 Jaguar Land Rover employees will have the opportunity to work as volunteers supporting the Invictus Games, the international sports event for 'wounded warriors' championed by Prince Harry.
They will make up a quarter of the 600 volunteers helping to run the Games, with others coming from the armed services and event sponsors. Jaguar Land Rover is the Presenting Partner of the Invictus Games, which take place between September 10 and 14 at venues made famous by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
"The company has been inspired by the vision for the Invictus Games, and we wanted to give some of our colleagues the chance to help deliver them," says Simon Lenton, Human Resources Director of Jaguar Land Rover. "This will be a life-enhancing experience for the volunteers. Their reasons for applying range from personal and family involvement in the armed forces to their own experience of sport's power to help recovery from illness or injury."
At the Games, the volunteers will be assisting competitors from the 14 participating nations, their families and friends, and thousands of spectators. Their training programme will include coaching from former Games Makers from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, selected by London 2012 legacy charity Join In.