CHESHIRE’S men and women are being urged to step forward and volunteer at this year’s Race for Life events.
Organisers are recruiting now for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life’s volunteer army –a squad of dedicated supporters who help make the 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events an outstanding success for everyone who takes part.
As the countdown starts to the weekend of events at Tatton Park, Cheshire on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23, organisers are calling on people from all walks of life to sign up as helpers at raceforlife.org
There’s a wide variety of fun and inspiring roles on offer, open to both men and women.
At the 5k and 10k events, volunteers are needed to manage the information marquee, cheer participants around the course and hand out well deserved medals at the finish line.
At the Race for Life Pretty Muddy events, volunteers will also play a crucial role encouraging and supporting participants of all ages as they tackle the scramble nets and inflatable hurdles, clamber over the climbing frame and hurtle themselves down the mud-splattered inflatable slide.
There’s also the opportunity to be a ‘Mud Mixer’ on the day, helping to get the consistency just right for participants to crawl, wade and splash about in.
Laura Cass, Cancer Research UK’s Cheshire Event Manager, said: “Volunteering at the Race for Life is fun, challenging and rewarding. It’s a great way to connect with the local community as people from all walks of life come together to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Laura added: “By volunteering, men and women in Cheshire will be helping to support a hugely successful fundraising event, enabling thousands of participants and their supporters to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work. We couldn’t do it without them and we’ve no doubt that they’re up to the challenge.
“Whatever time and skills you have to share, we’ve got the perfect role for you and there is training available on the day. We’re calling on local people to get stuck in, cheer as loud as they can and help motivate our inspirational participants all the way to the finish line.”
One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy and Pretty Muddy Kids events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding crucial research.
Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work relies on the public’s support. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend over £20 million last year in the North West on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research - helping more men, women and children survive the disease.
Cancer Research UK staff will brief, guide and support volunteers in the lead up to and on the day of the event. Everyone who signs up to help at the event will receive a special t-shirt to wear on the day.
To enter the Race for Life visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.