So many stars made a #BigThankYou call from the golden phone box at BBC Sports Personality 2015.
So many stars made a #BigThankYou call from the golden phone box at BBC Sports Personality 2015.

What a night! #BigThankYou at BBC Sports Personality 2015

What a spectacular night it was at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Once again, the UK’s sporting heroes queued up at the golden phone box to say thanks to the people who make local sport happen – the volunteers.

To be honest, it was impossible to keep these champions away from the receiver. Olympic heptathlon gold medallist Denise Lewis and upcoming sprint star Dina Asher-Smith stopped by to give Margaret Stephens a call…

Denise Lewis and Dina Asher-Smith make a #BigThankYou call.

Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe and Olympic silver medallist Steve Cram dropped Mario Foschi a line.

Paula Radcliffe and Steve Cram in the golden phone booth

Great Britain’s Davis Cup-winning team gave a shout-out to Hilary Casey before scooping the two biggest awards of the evening.

The Great British David Cup team led by BBC Sports Personality 2015 winner Andy Murray.

And multiple major winner Rory McIlroy took the time to phone Sue Robertson, one of the helpers who makes disability golf accessible to all.

Rory McIlroy makes his Big Thank You call

Even the slightly-above-average-looking Dan Carter took a couple of minutes to give one Lucy Sambell the shock of a lifetime.

It was amazing to see so many people sharing a #BigThankYou with the people who make sport special. The wave of gratitude was so overwhelming that the #BigThankYou trended again on Twitter! Thousands of tweets whizzed by our timeline. Here are just a few…

It was a great way to top off an amazing year. Happy Christmas to volunteers all over the UK from everyone at Join In. Here’s to an even better 2016!

– ‘Tis almost the season for New Year’s resolutions. Why not help out at your local club for a couple of hours each week?

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