Pukaar News – Leicester

Leicester Marathon in Desperate Need for Volunteers

This years Leicester Marathon is in need of 250 volunteers.

 

Loros, the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland hospice are encouraging people to sign up as volunteers at Victoria Park and along the route.

 

Leicester Marathon

This years Leicester Marathon in need of 250 volunteers. Credit. Pukaar News

 

Last year around 4000 runners took part in the annual event, which this year takes place on Sunday 25 October starting at Victoria Park.

 

According to LOROS: “The event is such a huge occasion for the city and the Leicester Marathon always receives such fantastic feedback on the difference our upbeat and friendly volunteers make to the runners.

 

“We are looking for volunteers to help with marshalling, looking after water points, handing out goody bags on the finish line, set up and much more.”

 

LOROS is a charity whose aim is to enhance the quality of life of adult patients with cancer, progressive neurological conditions and end-stage organ failure for whom curative treatment is no longer possible.

 

2,500 patients access the services each year which include, 31 in patient beds, a palliative day therapy unit, counselling service for patients and their families, lymphoedema clinics, a community nurse specialist team and family support services.

 

The charity provides these services free to patients and their families, but at a cost to the charity of £7.5 million each year.  A grant from the NHS of approx one third is received, which leaves £4.5 million annually for LOROS to raise through support of local communities and businesses.

 

You can sign up as a team of volunteers or as an individual. To find out more email: debbiedickman@loros.co.uk or call: 0116 2318484

 

To register for this year’s Leicester Marathon, go to: www.leicestermarathon.org.uk

 

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