Thursday 17th March 2016
We all know how much of a difference it makes to get a bit of support and encouragement to carry on when you need it most, and this year's Teenage Cancer Trust runners will certainly need every ounce of enthusiasm as they strive to complete their challenge and raise money to help support young people with cancer.
Brian Porter, a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science who brings a team of volunteers from Blackpool and The Flyde College to offer sports massages to our London Marathon runners describes how it feels to be involved in such an event. "I'm blown away by the inspirational Teenage Cancer Trust runners and volunteers that we meet at the marathon!"
If you want to get involved like Brian, you can volunteer with us by joining our London Marathon Cheering Squads on the day!
It's just so inspiring to be there to cheer all the runners on and support them with a massage at the end. I want to help in any way I can, and I hope by getting involved in volunteering and fundraising as much as I can this will encourage others to get involved in supporting Teenage Cancer Trust
Brian, Teenage Cancer Trust Volunteer
Don't despair if you can't make the London Marathon, as we have lots more challenge events happening up and down the country this Spring! You can support our runners in your local area by joining our Cheering Squads at the following upcoming events;
- Brighton Marathon – Sunday 17 April
- London Marathon – Sunday 24 April
- Great Manchester Run - Sunday 22 May
- Edinburgh Marathon Festival - Sunday 29 May
- Bupa 10K - Monday 30 May (Bank Holiday)
You'll be provided with everything you need to make as much noise as possible and show your support, including bang-bang sticks, T-shirts and flags. All you need to bring is the enthusiasm!
We would love for you to join our amazing Cheering Squads! So if you want to volunteer at the London Marathon, or any of the above events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved and help out on the day!