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Volunteer's Needed for Hopetoun House 10K Charity Run

By Editor - Posted on 22 September 2010

ORGANISERS of Cancer Research UK’s Run 10k at Hopetoun House are calling on men and women to help make this year’s event a great success.
Hundreds of men and women have already taken up the challenge to Run 10k on Sunday, October 17th.
Now, more volunteers are needed to help with important tasks such as marshalling the course and handing out medals and water at the finish line.
Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with cancer in the UK and around 27,000 people in the Scotland are told they have the disease every year.
Run 10k will take place at Hopetoun House on Sunday, October 17th .  The event has been taking place at Hopetoun House for the past 4 years and since it started has raised £400,000 for Cancer Research UK. Last year more than 1,200 men and women took part and helped raise more than £80,000 and in 2010, Cancer Research UK is encouraging 1,600 participants to enter and hit a fundraising target of £90,000. 
Cancer Research UK’s Run 10k, supported by Tesco, is a series of 20 fundraising events which will take place throughout the UK this autumn. Cancer Research UK is hoping that 50,000 men and women will come together to raise over £5 million to help fund the charity’s life saving work.
Carolyn Johnston, Cancer Research UK Area Event Manager said “We think Run 10k at Hopetoun House is a perfect opportunity for everyone to volunteer and do something really positive to help beat cancer.”
“Without the dedicated local men and women, who volunteer their time and energy, our events simply wouldn’t be possible.  It’s the perfect way for friends and family to show support for anyone they know who has taken up the Run 10k challenge!”
Everyone has a different reason for entering Run 10k.  Many are new to running and are trying to get fit whilst others take part to beat their personal best time.  Some use the event as a focus while they are coping with cancer treatment or coming to terms with the loss a lost loved one.   Whatever the reason, everyone crosses the finish line with a huge sense of achievement knowing how far they have gone to help beat cancer.
Carolyn Johnston continued: “Our volunteers have a great time working with other members of the community to create a hugely successful fundraising event.  And they’ll also pick up organisational, communication and fundraising skills while enabling the runners taking part to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work.”
 “Everyone is welcome to volunteer and we can promise a fun and rewarding experience.”
Carolyn will be there on the day, along with other Cancer Research UK staff, to brief, guide and support volunteers.  Everyone who signs up will receive a special volunteer t-shirt to wear on the day.
To register as a volunteer visit
Places are also still available to take part. To find out more and enter, visit
About Run 10k
·         Cancer Research UK hopes that 50,000 men and women will take part in 20 Run 10k events taking place across the UK in September and October 2010 and raise over £5 million to fund the charity’s life saving work.
·         Since Run 10k began in 2003, over 197,000 men and women across the UK have taken part, raising over £11.5 million to directly fund Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work into all types of cancer.
·         Cancer Research UK’s Run 10k 2010 is supported by Tesco
About Cancer Research UK

  • Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research.
  • The charity’s groundbreaking work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.  This work is funded entirely by the public.
  • Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates double in the last forty years.
  • Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of more than 4,800 scientists, doctors and nurses.
  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to beat cancer.

For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 020 7121 6699 or visit
Carolyn Johnston
Area Events Manager
Cancer Research UK
telephone: 01259 769927
mobile: 07768 857661
Together we will beat cancer
How far will you go to beat cancer? Enter Run 10k for Cancer Research UK today at