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Gamesmaker - Driver for Olympic & Paralympic Games at London 2012


As you have probably guessed from the web address, I'm John P Dunne.


  • I was born and brought up in Sunderland and can just about remember when we won the FA Cup in 1973 - I remember the victory parade better than the match!


  • I moved to London to study in 1993 and liked it so much, I stayed even when the studying didn't work out as planned.

  • I was a Gamesmaker for both the Olympics and Paralympics at London 2012. I was a volunteer driver for the VIPs.

  • Between the Gamesmaker stints, I was a volunteer London Ambassador based at Cutty Sark, Greenwich.

  • I was one of the 10,000 performers in the legendary Olympic Opening Ceremony of London 2012.

  • I have been chosen to volunteer at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, as a Centenary Appeal Badge Seller.

  • I attend and volunteer at St John Vianney RC Church in Bexleyheath. I am the Parish MC and administer the Website, amongst numerous responsibilities.


  • I recently achieved NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.

  • i volunteer at St Fidelis RC Primary School, Erith. This has continued on from my work placement at the same school.

  • I am currently looking for employment as a Teaching Assistant at Primary School level. 


  • I hold a Door Supervision and Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) SIA Licences and worked worked as a Security Officer for G4S at The O2 Arena for over 3 years.

  • I worked in the Front of House department at the Palace Theatre, London for just under 9 years. Additionally, I worked part-time on the Stage Door in my last 8 months there.

To find out more about me and my activities, click onto my other pages.