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Posted by George B., Mar 25 2005 3:38AM

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Vitalise looking for volunteer masseurs for London Marathon

Posted on behalf of Sophie Cox.

Hi there,

I am an ITEC-trained holistic massage therapist, and also work as an Events Manager for the charity Vitalise (formerly Winged Fellowship Trust). We provide holidays for disabled people and breaks for their carers.

I wonder if you could help me? We have a team of people running the London Marathon for us on Sunday 17th April (and fundraising for us), and we always lay on a lavish reception for our runners after the race.

We are looking for masseurs to spend the afternoon with us at this reception (at the prestigious Institute of Directors on Pall Mall), to give some of our weary runners a post-run massage (10/15 mins each). Unfortunately we cannot pay, but will reward all masseurs with food, drink and a charity t-shirt.... and the day is always great fun! And also it would provide good practice for any massage students out there.

Anyone interested should call my colleague Larraine Bristow on 0207 017 3437 or email lbristow@vitalise.org.uk and she will send them more information.

Thanks very much in advance for your help.

Best wishes,

Sophie Cox
Corporate Events Manager
Vitalise
Tel: 0845 345 1972
Direct Line: 0207 017 3436
Kaye Gambles
Apr 20 2005 4:01PM
Can I just say 'Well Done' to all your runners.

I actually volunteered for a different charity, and was there on Sunday, It was as you say a good fun day for all. As far as the runners are concerned they need their heads testing!! but I bet they raised an awful lot of money for you.

Kaye Gambles (Massage Therapist)
Mariella Severynen
Apr 30 2005 10:18PM
I was one of the Massage therapists who volunteered at the Marathon, and can highly recommend volunteering to everyone who may be thinking about it.

The atmosphere was lovely, it was a great opportunity for networking with other practitioners, and it is a wonderful feeling to play an active part in such a special event, and do something for charity at the same time. And the runners were so grateful!

I was there with three friends and NO HANDS Massage colleagues, and we all had a wonderful time, lots of fun!

Hope to see some of you next year!


Mariella Severynen
Advanced NO HANDS Massage Practitioner
Jayne Doyle
Sep 28 2005 10:21AM

I am sorry I didn't read this advert in time as I enjoy working events like this. I am a holistic massage therapist (various treatments) and a member of Embody. Maybe you could bear me in mind for future similar events (paid work is also welcome too!). Best wishes Jayne
Heidi Mott
Oct 4 2005 12:32PM
I have only just joined the website but would be interested in volunteering for any future events.
Rosemary Johnson
Oct 11 2005 10:30PM
Ditto.
Rosemary
Gillian Kenyon
Jul 3 2009 4:57PM
I wondered if Vitalise, or anyone who has worked for them might be interested in a day of paid work on Sunday July 19th in Southend, Essex

We have been advised that the organisers of this event are expecting 4,500 plus participants

We have been asked to supply 8-10 of our member practitioners to give 15 minute back or leg massages, ie swedish, lymphatic drainage, remedial or sports massage – charging £8 per 15 minute session to the recipients. 20% of the practitioners takings will be donated back to the event organiser who are promoting us at this event and providing the marquee and all publicity.

You will need to take your own couch / therapy chair etc.

Sorry but no expenses are paid.

Previous events we have undertaken with this promoter have generated in excess of £100 per therapist.

Anyone who is intersted - e-mail me back urgently please at Gill@TheHClub.co.uk. Please do NOT use posting reply on the cThA system as it takes too long to get back and forth to everyone.

To verify the authenticity of our request for indepoendent practitioners for this event, check out our web-site - www.TheHClub.co.uk

Remember, please send your e-mail detailing qualifications, name, address and postcode, contact telehone number and interest in joining us to undertake this day of paid work on 19th July to: Gill@TheHClub.co.uk

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