Charity Event details
On behalf of Moon Walk Edinburgh, we are looking for up to 100 practitioners
to offer massage and reflexology at this year¹s Moon Walk event in
Edinburgh! Are you available to volunteer your skills for a few hours
between 7.30pm-midnight on Saturday 24th June in The Meadows in aid of
breast cancer research and cancer care? See below for guidelines for
therapists. Please forward to your network!
The MoonWalk Edinburgh is the first power-walking Marathon to take place in
Scotland and it takes place throughout the night on Saturday 24th June 2006.
The event is now full with 8,000 women and men uniting against breast cancer
by walking the streets of the city in decorated bras to raise awareness and
£1 million for breast cancer research and cancer care. Walkers can choose
to walk either a full marathon (26.2 miles) or a half marathon (13.1 miles).
We recruit around 1,000 volunteers to help with the numerous jobs that make
the event run smoothly, as well as to support and motivate the walkers.
Duties include all sorts of things:
Serving Hot Food
Manning Water Stations
Marshalling the route
Giving our medals
Driving Support Vehicles
Giving out Goody Bags
Registering Volunteers Teams
This year's event starts and finishes in The Meadows. The site opens at 8pm
to walkers (to be confirmed) for entertainment, food, warm ups, speeches and
massage. They also collect their foil blankets and rain macs (if required)
and enjoy the party mood before setting off just before midnight.
The majority of the money raised from the MoonWalk Edinburgh will be used to
fund breast cancer initiatives within Scotland.
About the Charity - Walk the Walk:
Walk the Walk is a grant making charity dedicated to raising vital funds for
breast cancer research and cancer care but is also passionate about
encouraging women and men to become fitter and healthier and take control of
their own wellbeing. Our flagship event is The Playtex MoonWalk and 2006
will see the first MoonWalk, Edinburgh. Walk the Walk also takes teams of
women and men to challenges all over the UK and across the world to raise
money and awareness. See www.walkthewalk.org
for further information.
Guidelines for therapists
* The walkers arrive on the site from 8.30pm on Saturday 24th June.
Therapists need to be in place and ready to go by then, having checked in
and collected crew T-shirts and passes etc - so we will need to arrive
around 7.30pm. Exact details to be provided nearer the time.
* We will be offering back, neck and shoulder massage, Indian head massage
or foot massage/Reflexology with participants sitting in standard chairs.
Chairs are provided by Walk the Walk your own massage tables and chairs
are not used. Any type of massage that can be administered on a chair is
given - walkers generally go for foot or leg, or sit astride the chair for
* Therapists tend to bring any materials they like to use (eg pillows,
wipes, tissues, oils etc)
* Massage sessions will generally 10-15 mins but it depends on the number of
walkers waiting - if is is quiet, by all means do longer
* The massages are obviously free to participants
* Therapists are free to bring their own leaflets or business cards to give
to interested clients.
* The walkers set off at midnight and massage sessions tend to tail off from
11pm, so we will be finished before midnight
* Louise Roy from energetics will be co-ordinating the massage sessions on
the evening. All administration for the event is handled by Tori Marshall
and the team at the address below and she can be contacted on
firstname.lastname@example.org Any specific questions about the massage sessions or
therapist issues can be directed to me at email@example.com
* If you would like to participate please complete the attached form,
marking it clearly OMASSAGE¹ and attaching a copy of your insurance or
qualification certificate and return it to:
Walk the Walk
88-100 Chertsey Road
Forms can be also be photocopied or downloaded from the website at
www.walkthewalk.org (click on the MoonWalk
Edinburgh Event from the event list on the home page and then on the
Volunteer button). If partners or friends would like to join you on the
night, they may like to complete the form and take on one of the many other
volunteer roles we need to fill.
It should be a great night fantastic atmosphere, good company and loads of
fun! I look forward to seeing you there!
With best wishes
14a Broughton St Lane