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'Foxy' volunteer still giving his time a year on from the Olympics

'Foxy' volunteer still giving his time a year on from the Olympics

Francis Batt

'Foxy' volunteer still giving his time a year on from the Olympics

An amazing 70,000 people gave up their spare time to help out at the Olympics.

But for Windsor man Martin Payne, volunteering did not end with the closing ceremony.

One year later, the 45-year-old accountant has a new identity - as Foxy, the mascot of the London Youth Games.

He spends his spare time in and out of the fox costume and features in a new music video, promoting National Lottery volunteers who are hoping to keep the Olympic spirit alive.

It was filmed at locations including the Science Museum, Stonehenge and the Prince Albert Docks.

Martin said: "I loved being part of the Olympics and helping out with the London Youth Games is a great way to carry on.

"Being part of the film has been so much fun and eye opening. I didn't realise that the National Lottery supports so many types of projects."

The lottery has donated nearly £2million to the youth games.

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