Vision Choir joins sporting heroes at the Surrey Sports Awards 2013

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Olympics & Paralympics Ceremonies Volunteers to perform at Kempton Park on 5th December.

Early in 2013 a group of people from the many thousands who took part in the four London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies formed a choir to perform an inspirational song penned on the back of the Olympic feel-good factor. The choir, called Vision, added other motivational songs to its repertoire and following a raft of concerts in the summer is now thrilled to be performing on 5th December at the Surrey Sports Awards at Kempton Park Racecourse. The awards will celebrate the achievements made by the county’s most talented sportsmen and women and the volunteers and coaches who give up their hours each week to ensure the county remains a hub for developing the nation’s next generation of sports stars. Organised by Active Surrey, and now in its seventh year, the ceremony will be hosted by BBC Surrey presenter Tim Durrans and will welcome special guests including Liam Heath; a London 2012 kayaking Olympic bronze medallist and Paralympics wheelchair basketballer Helen Turner.

Vision founder Phil Scotton – one of the many individuals who volunteered their time during the summer of 2012 says; “I aim to keep the legacy of the Olympics and Paralympics alive and show that if you have the determination anything can be done”. Scotton aims to do this by raising funds for SportsAid and to build on the friendships formed through the volunteering experience. He and the choir hope to remind the public of the wonderful feel-good factor which was in such abundance during the games. In this pursuit he wrote a song called "Keep the Flame Alive" (available to hear on demo form) and the group is seeking backing and sponsorship to record the song as a charity single and fund the choir’s community activities. Phil says; “This is my dream and the reason I called the group ‘Vision’. We’re all very excited about performing at the Sports Awards and already have other exciting opportunities on the horizon!”

Suzie Wall of Active Surrey comments: “The 2013 Surrey Sports Awards gives us great reason to recognise the outstanding talented sports stars that grace our county and we are also lucky enough to welcome some of our own Olympic heroes to the event and express our gratitude for their efforts last year and the inspiration they provide”.

Concert Date: 
05 December: 18:15 – 18:30
Kempton Park, Surrey TW16 5AQ

For more information of those shortlisted for the Sports Professional of the Year, please visit

Who are and what is Vision?

  • A group of people who volunteered as ceremonies performers during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games.  
  • Until the 2012 games many had never danced, drummed or sung in their lives.
  • The choir was set up in March 2013 and is currently self–funded through member subscriptions.
  • The name was chosen by songwriter and group founder Phil Scotton.
  • The flagship song is called ‘Keep the Flame Alive’ – an original work.
  • The lyrics are written by Phil Scotton.
  • Choir members (all volunteers) look after the website, PR, choreography, photography, finances, and general admin.
  • As well as raising funds for SportsAid the group’s passionate aim is to continue the legacy of the games and prove that whatever shape, size, or age, whether physically challenged or able-bodied – anything is possible!

Twitter: @visionchoir


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