Cheering Team Cancer Research UK

Cheering Team Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK rely on every mile, every pound and every volunteer to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. This includes our cheering teams, who are essential in making sure our runners reach that finish line.

What day: 13th October 2019

How many hours: 6 hours

Minimum Commitment: 2 hours

Where: Royal Parks, London

About Cancer Research uk

Cancer Research UK has a vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

  • In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – today half will survive.
  • Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years.
Main activities/tasks:

You will be part of our cheering team located on the race route, responsible for cheering and supporting the runners; encouraging them to keep going and beat their challenge! Please feel free to bring friends and family along to help support the team and enjoy the event with you.

What support will I be given?

We’ll give you everything you need to cheer on our runners – clappers, cheering sticks, whistles and loud hailers – as well as a free Cancer Research UK t-shirt to make you stand out from the crowd. We’ll also provide you with refreshments and on the day support through a Cheering Team Leader.

Who are we looking for?
  • Lots of enthusiasm.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
What the volunteer would gain from the volunteering opportunity:

The satisfaction of making a vital difference to the life-saving work of Cancer Research UK. Meet new people and help our grateful runners recover from their incredible challenge!

For anyone looking to get into events management or the charity sector, this is a great way to get an insight as to what’s involved at sports events and also develop your experience.

Get involved!
  • Contact Jack Johnson, volunteeropportunities@cancer.org.uk

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