We have just received a last minute request from the Mind mental health charity for volunteer massage therapists to provide massages to runner in the Royal Parke Foundation Half Marathon on Sunday 14th October 7:30am – 4pm.
We have included the email we have received along with links to the attachments below …
I work for the amazing mental health charity Mind and am just getting in touch as unfortunately our massage team has had to pull out due to unforeseen circumstances of volunteering at the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 14 October.
I appreciate this is last minute but are you and any of your students able to volunteer at this event?
I’ve attached a briefing and also a map of how to get to us in the charity village. If you can attend, would it be possible for any volunteers to arrive at 10am in order to set up? We expect our first runners to come through at 10.30am at the earliest and will aim to offer last massages between 3.00pm and 3.30pm (depending on speed of runners) and packed up at 4.00pm.
We will be allocating one side of our marquee especially for the massage area. We have about 500-600 runners taking part obviously not all of these runners will come back to the tent. We’d originally agreed for 10 volunteers but even if you were only able to have a couple we’d be more than grateful. I really hope that you will be able to as we have mentioned to runners in our communications that they’d be receiving this at the post-race and I really don’t want to have to disappoint them after all the training and fundraising they have done over the past couple of months!
I look forward to hearing from you, I appreciate this will be coming out of the blue and will be last minute but anything you can do to help us still provide this would be really appreciated. We are also happy to sign any forms if this would count as part of the students coursework.
Please do get in touch if you have any questions about this at all!
Have a great morning!
Events Fundraising Coordinator
Map of the Mind Marquee click 2018 Map of the Mind Marquee
Marquee Massage Volunteers Briefing click Marquee massage volunteers briefing