April 25, 2012 1:26 PM

Cardiff Central's Lib Dem MP, Jenny Willott, was on hand on Saturday to help kick off the Olympic mascots' tour of the UK.

The Games' mascot, Wenlock, who will be joined on his tour by the other mascot, Mandeville, started his 3 month UK tour at the McDonald's in Queen Street, alongside former Olympic Decathlete Dean Macey and some young athletes from Cardiff AAC.

To celebrate the start of the tour, McDonald's presented a £1000 donation to Cardiff ACC.

The mascot tour aims to get young people excited about the Olympics in July by touring the country before heading to London for the Games' opening ceremony.

Commenting Jenny said: Jenny with Dean Macey, Jacqui Cozens from McDonalds, Wenlock and members of Cardiff AAC

"The Olympics will be a great event for the whole of the UK. Indeed here in Cardiff we will be hosting the very first event of the Games, so it's fitting that the mascots' tour starts here.

"It was fantastic to see so many of the young athletes from Cardiff ACC and I hope that the chance to meet Dean Macey, a real Olympic legend, will help inspire them to achieve great things in the future.

"I wish both Wenlock and Mandeville the best of luck on their tour and I hope they make it to the Games on time!"

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