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JOIN US FOR A BIG WEEKEND OF ADVENTURE… On May 18-20 the 2012 Great Escape Challenge is heading to Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. This award winning outdoor event sees 80 teams from companies across the UK go head-to-head on a multi-sport adventure weekend with all fundraising proceeds going to Marie Curie Cancer Care. To make all this happen, Marie Curie needs a large team of volunteer marshals and are asking any willing and able local helpers to give them a call.

What volunteering involves Volunteers need to be available from Friday 18th May – 08:30 to Saturday 19th – 19:00 (then it’s time to PARTY!). You wont be allocated your exact role until you arrive at the event, however most of the roles will involve being out in the hills all day and you need to be of a reasonable level of fitness. You’ll be helping alongside a team of volunteers (like minded adventurers), and guided by a very experienced Team Leader. Here’s a list of the kind of team activities you could be doing.

Friday May 18 (before the event) • • • • • •

Setting up the course – placing directional signage and laying out Team Challenges. Set up the event base – signage, car parking areas, registration area, team briefing area. Set up registration and pack goody bags Marshal the carpark Register participants Learn about the Team Challenges and how to marshal them.

Saturday May 19 • •

Set up the Team Challenges Marshal challenges


Sunday May 20 •

Break down the event base – packing up equipment, general tidying of the base.

Benefits for volunteers Great Escape Challenge would not be successful without the help of amazing volunteers and we value their time hugely so in return for volunteering, we will provide: • • • •

A Great Escape t-shirt on the day All of your meals throughout the course of the event Comfortable indoor accommodation on site if you need/are able to stay overnight. An invite to the Prize Giving and celebratory party on the Saturday night after the event with a Live Band.

It’s a great opportunity for friends, colleagues and locals to come along and enjoy the buzz of the weekend – without all the training. You'll get to have fun, meet new people, gain valuable experience, boost your CV, do something different, build your confidence and feel good.

What previous volunteers said This event guarantees to be much fun for all involved, below are some testimonials from past volunteers.

“Yes it involved some early and long hours but what the heck IT WAS FUN.” Pam Ryan, Great Escape Challenge 2011 Volunteer

“What a wonderful weekend, I would like to volunteer for the next one… It was well organised and the volunteers were all up for anything. Although it was hard work it was really enjoyable.” Lyn Norman, Tata Steel, Great Escape Challenge 2011 Volunteer

“It’s an absolute pleasure to work with you all and what a fantastic time we all had. Yes I know we got wet and we were cold and tired but that adds to the excitement. I for one will be there next year again so put my name down…even convinced my husband to come along and help too...” Shiralyn Hunt, Great Escape Challenge 2010 & 2011 Volunteer

To sign up or for more details please call Jenni Thompson on 0207 091 4137 or email jenni.thompson@mariecurie.org.uk

Great Escape Challenge 2012  

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