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Volunteer

The 19th Anniversary Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk 2024 is taking place in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday 21st September. In 2024 the event will take on a whole new look, offering something for all ages and abilities. This event will launch the Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk from Home series.

Between Tuesday 1st October and Saturday 30th November 2024 walk as many times as you like on your own or with your family and pets around the comfort of your own area or a location you enjoy. The charity is encouraging as many people and Dental Practices as possible to step out and make a difference during Mouth Cancer Action Month.

VOLUNTEER

The Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walks are only possible with the help of volunteers. A lot of effort goes into putting on the Walks and the Charity needs lots of help and support to continue to make the days a huge success.

The event is in its 19th year and once again, the Mouth Cancer Foundation is looking for reliable and pro-active individuals to volunteer at the Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk.

If you are free between 0600 and 1400 on Saturday 23rd September 2023 and can get to Hyde Park in London then we need you. This could be for all or part of the time. We need Volunteers to help out as follows:

ROUTE PREPARATION

4 volunteers are required to meet at Hyde Park at 0600 to mark out the route. Ideally with bikes, but on foot is fine too. There will be 9 KM markers and symptoms boards to put out around the park and various arrows to set out to show participants the way. As soon as the route is set out volunteers can leave. We expect this will be around 0800.

START AND FINISH AREA

Volunteers in the start and finish area are responsible for setting up the event, signing in the participants and breaking down the event once it is over. They also hand out the medals and goodie bags at the end as participants make their way through the finish line. We are looking for 8 people who can attend the site between 0700 and 1400.

ROUTE MARSHALS

We are hoping to have a total of 36 route marshals, working in groups of 4. Each group of 4 will be designated a KM marker point to stand at for the duration of the event. Route Marshals will need to arrive at the start and finish area at 0900 where they will be briefed and given a KM marker, (between 1 KM and 9 KM), symptoms board, Selfie Frame, Treasure Hunt information, bin bag, spare water and high vis jacket. Marshals will need to be in their location by 1000 and should be finished by 1300, when they return to the start and finish area to return all their items and sign out. Route marshals often help derig the event in the start and finish area at the end.

WALKING VOLUNTEERS

Walking volunteers get to walk the 10 K event with the participants. We are aiming to have 2 front, 4 middle and 2 rear walkers who put the participants at ease during the walk. All that is required is that you are fit enough to walk 10 KM and the rear walkers often pick up the arrows around the route and return them to the start and finish area.

SCREENING UNIT

Any Dentists with experience at screening patients are welcome to help out in the mobile screening unit on the day.

All volunteers will be given an online briefing via zoom the week commencing 16th September. On the day they will be provided with a lunch box and vouchers which can be exchanged for hot and cold drinks. The Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walks are truly fantastic events and a great experience for everyone who takes part. For more information and to volunteer please email us info@mouthcancerfoundation.org.

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