Volunteer Massage Therapist & Physiotherapists – SU2C Great Canoe Challenge – 25th/26th/27th/28th/29th September 2017

North West England
Community-based roles
Time commitment:
A day to spare
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Please fill in our online form and email your details, availability and location you would like to volunteer at to Isabel Duce via Isabel.duce@cancer.org.uk.

What is The Great Canoe Challenge?

Stand Up To Cancer’s Great Canoe Challenge is an epic week long canoeing challenge. Four volunteers are paired with an army of celebrities and will paddle a marathon per day over five days in tandem canoes. The participants will be joined each day by different celebrity friends to join in the challenge, share their experiences and show support to Stand Up To Cancer.  

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 massage therapists, who are vital in making sure our runners feel appreciated after their challenge. Through just half a day of volunteering, you will be helping us to raise vital funds for our pioneering, life-saving research. The table below lists the locations where volunteers will be required after 4pm to offer their services to the paddlers after a long day in the canoes.

Event Date



Monday 25th  Sept

De Vere Cranage Estate

Byley Lane, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire,  CW4 8EW

Tuesday 26th Sept

Lymm Hotel

Whitbarrow Road, Lymm, Warrington, Cheshire, WA13 9AQ

Wednesday 27th Sept

Novotel Manchester West

Worsley Brow, Worsley, Manchester, M28 2YA

Thursday 28th Sept

Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel

One The Promenade
Southport, PR8 1RB

Friday 29th Sept

Premier Inn Albert Dock

East Britannia Building, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD

What will you be doing?

You will be part of our team of massage therapists located at the hotel after each day, providing massages and advice to our fantastic paddlers. Please note you will need to bring a couch/mat and towels to the event.

What skills and attributes do you need to have?

  • Qualified massage therapist or physiotherapist.
  • Great interpersonal skills.
  • Ideally, some experience in sports therapy.
  • Insurance that covers practicing therapy at our event.

What support will you be given?

On the day we’ll provide you with ample space, a key contact for the day to answer any questions and a free t-shirt. We’ll also provide you with refreshments to keep you energised.

Before the day, a member of the Stand Up To Cancer Team will be in contact to brief you and will be available for any questions you may have.

What benefits can you expect?

  • The satisfaction of making a vital difference to the life-saving work of Cancer Research UK and Stand Up To Cancer.
  • Meet new people and help our grateful paddlers to recover each day from their epic canoe challenge week.

How to apply:

Please fill in our online form and email your details, availability and location you would like to volunteer at to Isabel Duce via Isabel.duce@cancer.org.uk.

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

We are committed to giving you the best experience possible and believe that the volunteer relationship is one of honour, trust and mutual understanding.

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