Volunteers sought for all night Edinburgh fundraiser

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Volunteers can donate a couple of hours or stay out all night to help support Scotland's Moonwalkers on 10 June

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29th May 2017 by Susan Smith 0 Comments

Scotland's biggest night-time fundraising event is looking for volunteers to help support participants and raise money for breast cancer charities.

Walk the Walk, which is running the Edinburgh MoonWalk on 10 June, is looking for people to do a range of jobs from marshalling walkers, helping out in the baggage tent, handing medals out and staffing water stations.

It's keen to hear from people willing to give just a few hours or those willing to stay up throughout the night alongside the intrepid marthon walkers.

The MoonWalk Scotland will see thousands of walkers pounding the pavements through the streets of the capital city. They kick off at midnight wearing decorated bras and those who do all 26 miles are expected to finish in time for breakfast. 

Cathie Purves, a paralegal from Edinburgh, has volunteered at the MoonWalk Scotland every year since 2007.

She said: “Volunteering at The MoonWalk Scotland is inspirational, exciting, worthwhile, and good fun. Giving your time, energy and encouragement as a volunteer is invaluable for the event to be a success, and every hour you can donate makes a huge difference. Don’t worry if you are unable to be on your feet all night – there will be something to suit your needs and abilities, and at the end of it all you will get a great big Walk the Walk hug.” 

Eighty-thousand people have taken part in The MoonWalk Scotland over the years, helping to raise more than £19.9 million. This year’s Jungle Safari theme marks the 12th Edinburgh Moonwalk.

Most of the money raised from the event stays in Scotland to help improve the lives of people with cancer. Around 4,600 women and men in Scotland are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

The MoonWalk Scotland takes place on Saturday 10 June 2017. Visit the website to find out how to volunteer.