100 days until our 100k walk - Volunteers needed!

11 March 2014 15:45

There's just 100 days til our 100k London to Brighton walk and we're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help support our walkers along the route.

Blind Veterans UK is calling on anyone with time to spare and looking to do something good for charity, to volunteerat its annual London to Brighton fundraising walk over the weekend of 21 - 22 June 2014.

We are looking for people to work with our events team in a range of roles, including as Volunteer Marshals, Checkpoint Chief Marshals, First Aiders and physiotherapists or masseurs.

These roles would be based are in locations along the 100k walk route, including Putney, Oaks Park, Godstone, Sharpthorne, Scaynes Hill, Plumpton and Brighton. No previous experience is required and necessary training and support will be provided by Blind Veterans UK's events team.

All volunteers will get a free meal or snacks, depending on where they are based, a free Blind Veterans UK t-shirt, and most importantly, a sense of achievement for helping out with a very extremely worthwhile cause. You'll be supporting the work we do with blind veterans to help them regain independence after sight loss.

Over 200 people have already signed up to take part in the grueling trek, which is our biggest annual fundraising challenge! The event kicks off in Putney, takes walkers along the banks of the Thames, through countryside paths in Surrey, Sussex and the North and South Downs and ends at the our support, rehabilitation and training centre in Ovingdean, Brighton.

There is still time for you to sign up and you're invited to tackle the walk individually, in a relay team of two, completing 50k of the walk each, or in a relay team of four, completing 25k of the route each.

We are challenging our walkers to complete the route in under 24 hours, which means that the event takes place over an entire weekend with people doing some of the route during the night time.For more information about volunteering at the 100k walk, go to our volunteering page.

For any questions to express your interest, please get in touch - we would love to hear from you. For information about the 100k walk visit our blog or you can sign up to tackle it!