Cheering Volunteers – SU2C Great Canoe Challenge – 25th/26th/27th/28th/29th September

North West England
Mon 25th September 2017
Community-based roles
Time commitment:
A day to spare
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From 25th - 29th September, four heroic Stand Up To Cancer supporters, all touched by cancer, will take on the epic challenge of canoeing a marathon a day for five days along the waterways of the North West. The ‘Paddlers’ will be supported by a host of our celebrity friends who will paddle with them along the way.

Be part of the action by joining our cheer teams who will be giving the Paddlers much needed encouragement along the 120 mile route.

Why we need you

We rely on every mile, every pound and every volunteer to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. This includes our cheering teams, who are essential in making sure our Paddlers can make it through the marathon distance each day.

At some of our cheer points we’ll also be collecting donations from members of the public. These collections will help fund game-changing cancer tests and treatments.

Together, we can take cancer out.

What skills and attributes do I need to have?

  • Lots of enthusiasm!
  • Bags of energy to make lots of noise to let our Paddlers know that we’re behind them all the way

What will I be doing?

You will be part of our cheering team located at various points along the route, responsible for cheering and supporting the Paddlers; encouraging them to keep going reach the end of both the day, and the week long challenge. Please feel free to bring friends and family along to help support the team and enjoy the event with you.

Cheering points during event week:

We have the following plans for our start and finish each day, please be aware that additional cheer points will be added during September. Head to from Monday 11th September to find out details about our cheering points along the route.


Start – 7:30am

Finish – 4:30pm

Monday 25th September

The Lock Keeper Pub, CH1 3LH (8:30am)

The Big Lock Pub, CW10 9DN

Tuesday 26th September

The Big Lock Pub, CW10 9DN

London Bridge Pub, WA4 5BG

Wednesday 27th September

London Bridge Pub, WA4 5BG

The Old Boathouse, M29 7JB

Thursday 28th September

The Old Boathouse, M29 7JB

Heaton’s Bridge Inn, L40 8JG

Friday 29th September

Heaton’s Bridge Inn, L40 8JG

Central Liverpool (4pm)

What support will I be given?

We’ll give you everything you need to cheer on our runners – clappers, cheering sticks, whistles and loud hailers. We’ll also provide you with refreshments and on the day support through a Cheering Team Leader.

Let us know you can take part

We’d love to get an idea of who and how many people will be joining us at our cheering points. Please fill in our online form, or email and let us know which point you will be attending.

If you have any questions please contact

Why we need you

Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person. We need you to help us by volunteering. Play a part in this inspiring story and volunteer. Help us to create more tomorrows.

Volunteering policy

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