Teenage Cancer Trust and Me
My daughter Lucy and I have been a part of Teenage Cancer Trust since 2011 when we took part in the local 'Pink Ribbon Run' event. In 2012 the event changed to the prestigious 'Royston in Blue', where we were both asked to volunteer at the event to marshal and sell 'memory balloons' and since then we have been budding volunteers.
In October 2013, we were invited to cover the Teenage Cancer Trust stand at Christmas Craft Fair - Newmarket Racecourse - by Judith Anderson, Regional fundraiser East Anglia. Lucy and I loved being part of the Teenage Cancer Trust family and it is always an honor to represent such as amazing charity whose work helps so many young people with cancer.
How I Volunteer
Me and Lucy have certainly caught the Teenage Cancer Trust volunteering bug to date have been stall holders at Christmas Cat Fair - Newmarket Racecourse 2013/2014, bucket collectors at Colchester Football club March 2015, cheer squad for the London Marathon April 2015, Royston in Blue volunteers June 2012-2013-2014-2015, cheer squad for Royal Parks half marathon October 2015.
Very recently we became members of the Royston in Blue organising committee, something which we are very excited about!
On 21 November 2015 we will be hosting a fundraising and awareness day for Teenage Cancer Trust in the Grand Arcade Cambridge, followed by bucket collecting at Dobbie's Garden Centre on the 22 November.
What I've Got Back
Volunteering for Teenage Cancer Trust has been rewarding because you are constantly reminded of how your time given is helping young people with cancer experience the specialist care and support they need.
It has also got us involved in a community of long term friends who we look forward to seeing at other events, our volunteering gives us an incentive to get up and make a difference which really is all we could ask for in return for our time.