Nick, Race for Life and CRUK Shop volunteer

During national Volunteers’ Week 2014, we want to celebrate our incredible team of 40,000 volunteers. Without you, Cancer Research UK’s remarkable progress so far would not be possible- so thank you all!

Nick, who has been volunteering for Cancer Research UK since 2006, is a fantastic example of the dedication and passion that our volunteers have for ganging up on cancer together.

‘Whether it’s volunteering in your local shop, dressing up to raise awareness of cancer prevention, or simply spreading the word about CRUK, you really can make a difference.’

‘If you’re thinking about signing up to volunteer for the first time or want to take on another role – do it! Knowing that you’re volunteering to support the fight against cancer is the most rewarding, humbling experience. ‘Although at times it can be quite emotional, you will have so much fun and make some great friends who all share the same passion – to beat cancer sooner together.’

How Nick has volunteered…

Nick is an incredible example of the range of different volunteering roles you can get involved with at Cancer Research UK – and you don’t just have to pick one!

CRUK Shop- ‘I’ve been volunteering at my local CRUK shop in Skipton for over 3 years now as a stock collector and assistant. I help with the running of the shop, support training of new volunteers, and run Donation Stations to collect as much stock as we can.’

Race for Life  –‘Following a move to Yorkshire, I signed up to my first Race event to meet some new people and help out in my community- 7 years later and I’m still there! At the events I help with course setup, admin and marshaling, usually arriving as early as possible and like to stay until the last banner’s put into the van!’

Relay for Life – ‘I was involved with  Cancer Awareness for the Skipton Relay for Life committee, organising themed laps and arranged activities in order to spread the word.’

Shine Night Walk– ‘I volunteered at Shine for 2 years, helping the fundraising team with setting up courses, marshaling the events and encouraging volunteers and participants to keep going!’

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