Thursday, 2 October 2008
Dear Barack Obama
Dear Barack Obama
We are the residents of an inner-city estate in Hackney, London, UK.
As we are situated right next to the London 2012 Olympic site, we know for certain that you are going to be a few metres away from us here at the opening ceremony on 27 July 2012.
I know that there are a few more important things for you to do in between then & now, but if you could please put a couple of free hours aside on or around that day - to visit us here in Leabank Square - we would love to meet you.
Mr Obama, Leabank Square is not a well-off estate, but we will put out the equivalent of a red carpet for you & your family & crew, and would love to invite you to taste some of Real's delicious jerk chicken, or Nadira's tea & scones, and spend a few minutes meeting some of the amazing kids that live here.
It would mean so much to us - especially as we never get inspirational visitors like yourself in this part of run-down London. We all know that the Olympics are coming to Hackney, but we feel completely ignored in the run-up - and know that there is a real chance that we will never benefit from the games. If you could come over & visit us - that would be all the benefit our kids need to be inspired for the future.
Anyhow, please do the right thing about the international economy just now, otherwise the Olympics might not even be happening.
See you in 4 years time!!
All the residents of Leabank Square
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