Donna Fraser hands cakes to soldiers
Former Olympian Donna Fraser has surprised servicemen working as security at the Games with a box full of cakes.
The Croydon 400m runner, who took fourth at Sydney 2000, delivered 130 cakes to the soldiers working at London 2012 this week.
Arriving unannounced with the treats at the ExCel Centre, she handed the goodies out, donated by fund-raising work of a colleague at her work with EDF Energy in Hove, Sussex.
Fraser, 40, from Thornton Heath, said: “It was such an honour to be able to take up this challenge and meet the troops who are working so hard during the London 2012 Games. I tracked them down at the Excel and handed out all the different cakes.
“It was a fun challenge and of course we’re all in awe of what our troops do for our country, and how they are making us all proud during the Games.”
The challenge was part of an employee engagement scheme running throughout the Games where staff can set Donna a different challenge each day.
Soldiers from 102 Logistic Brigade, 8 Force Engineer Brigade and 104 Military Working Dogs squad including Captain Arthur Stratford, from 6 Theatre Logistics Regiment, who travelled from Germany for the Games, met Donna.
Captain Stratford said: “We are really pleased to have received all these cakes from Donna and EDF Energy as there are more than a hundred soldiers working on each shift, so it will help to boost morale and will definitely keep them going through the nightshift.”