Volunteer at Rugby Race For Life to help fight cancer

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ORGANISERS of Tesco and Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life are issuing a rallying cry to recruit volunteers in Rugby.

As the countdown starts to 5k event at Whitehall Recreation Ground on Sunday, July 31, men and women are being urged to step forward to help make the big day an outstanding success.

Before the event, they are needed to act as the ‘local voice’ of Race for Life, helping to spread the word by distributing leaflets and posters and taking part in promotional activities.

And on the big day itself, they are needed to help with a wide range of tasks from marshalling to managing the information marquee to handing out medals.

Volunteers will gain practical, hands-on experience, working with people from all walks of life, while contributing to a worthwhile cause.

And they will have the personal satisfaction of knowing they are helping to make a real difference in the fight against cancer.

Race for Life 2011 is the UK’s largest women-only fundraising event series where women of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities join together to walk, jog or run 5k to raise money to help beat cancer.

All women are welcome, regardless of whether they are taking part on their own or as part of a group.

And according to Gemma Cookham, Cancer Research UKs event manager, it’s a wonderful way for people to help others.

She said: “This is a perfect opportunity for everyone to volunteer and do something really positive to help beat cancer.

“There is a huge variety of important tasks that need to be done, in the weeks leading up to the event as well as on the day itself.”

Men and women of all ages and abilities are needed.

For more information about volunteering visit www.raceforlife.org or call 0871 641 1111.