Volunteer at the Moonwalk this weekend

Volunteer at the Moonwalk in Edinburgh this weekend.
Volunteer at the Moonwalk in Edinburgh this weekend.

Walk the Walk is calling on the people of Scotland to swing their tartan and get in the community spirit by volunteering at The MoonWalk this Saturday (June 11).

The charity needs 1,000 volunteers to help at the event starting at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh. The MoonWalk will see thousands of walkers pounding the pavements through the streets of Edinburgh wearing decorated bras, as they raise money and awareness to help fight breast cancer.

From marshalling and working in the baggage tent, to handing out space blankets and medals – there is a job for everyone!

Whether you’ve got a few hours free, or you are able to help throughout the night, every bit of help makes a huge difference to the success of the event.

Derek Macdonald (54), from Edinburgh, is volunteering in the baggage tent for the fifth year. He said: “The atmosphere at The MoonWalk is one of great joy for everyone involved. Applauding walkers, making new friends, and sharing stories and experiences – there is a real sense of community spirit.

“I don’t really think too much about losing one night’s sleep a year – in the grand scheme of things, people that are taking part in the event have often lost a lot more than me. My message to anyone thinking about volunteering at The MoonWalk would be ‘do it!’.

“Even if it is for a short time, you are so important to the Walkers, who are making a huge difference to people affected by cancer.”

Walk the Walk is celebrating 20 years. The charity has granted millions of pounds towards ground-breaking research across the UK and to help those that have cancer in Scotland.

Sign up to volunteer by visiting walkthewalk.org or by calling 01483 741 430.

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