Have you always wanted to be part of The MoonWalk Edinburgh Scotland, but thought that taking on a Power Walking challenge was a few steps too far? Donating a night’s sleep by volunteering during the event could be just the answer.
The MoonWalk Edinburgh Scotland 2013 takes place at Leith Links on 8th June, organised by grant-making breast cancer charity Walk the Walk. Thousands of women and men Power Walk through the city at Midnight, wearing brightly decorated bras, raising money and awareness for breast cancer.
Walk the Walk needs a thousand volunteers – these amazing people literally make the event happen. Without them, thousands of MoonWalkers couldn’t take on their Power Walking challenges, and raise millions of pounds for vital breast cancer causes.
There is a wide variety of roles to suit everyone. Marshalls guide and direct walkers around the route, encouraging and cheering them on as they complete their challenge, as well as manning water stops. Keen cyclists, with their own bike, can join the cycle support team.
On The MoonWalk City site, volunteers help sell a fabulous selection of bra pins, gorgeous pink balloons and colourful Walk the Walk tattoos to walkers, raising even more money. Do you have a professional massage qualification? If so, you can join the charity’s team of masseuses, giving walkers a much needed confidence boost just before The MoonWalk.
Whilst many people are needed overnight, the 6am shift is ideal for early birds. As hundreds of dedicated volunteers near the end of a long but rewarding night, a fresh team of enthusiastic workers takes over!
Nina Barough CBE, Founder and Chief Executive of Walk The Walk said:
“Every year I am so touched by the enormous generosity of all those people who Volunteer for The MoonWalk, they are so committed to supporting our Walkers and helping to make the night a success. Without them, the event could not take place. These are the people who will still be smiling and cheering in the small hours, and will be on the Finish Line until the last person makes it home! It really is a night when everybody can help make a difference, and the Walk the Walk Volunteers are second to none. It’s probably the most dynamic and awe-inspiring night you can experience”.
To sign up as a volunteer for The MoonWalk Edinburgh Scotland, and for more information, go to www.walkthewalk.org/volunteer But hurry it takes place on Saturday!