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Donate a night’s sleep by joining The Midnight MoonWalk Circus!

Walk the Walk is calling on kind-hearted people from across Scotland to donate a night’s sleep by volunteering at The MoonWalk on Saturday 8th June.

Volunteers at The MoonWalk Scotland

Walk the Walk is calling on kind-hearted people from across Scotland to donate a night’s sleep by volunteering at The MoonWalk on Saturday 8th June.

The grant-making breast cancer charity is looking for generous Volunteers to help at the event which starts and finishes at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.

From keeping Walkers hydrated by handing out water, providing encouragement out on the route by being part of the cheer squad, through to cycle marshals and helping in the baggage tent – there is a role to suit everyone! Whether you have a few hours to spare, or are happy to stay up all night, every second as a volunteer counts and makes an incredible difference to the success of the event. You don’t need to have volunteered before – you just need good people skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work as part of a team.

Jane Stewart, 50, from Edinburgh has volunteered at 11 MoonWalk Scotland events. She said:

“Breast cancer is a cause very dear to me. My mum died of breast cancer at 51, so volunteering at The MoonWalk to help the amazing women and men raising money was something I just felt I needed to do. If you have been wanting to do something but aren’t sure where to start, do this! And if you are nervous about volunteering alone, get your friends to join you and cheer on the amazing Walkers together. It is such an incredible, special, fun night that always leaves me feeling inspired!”

The 14th MoonWalk Scotland will see thousands of women, men and young people pounding the pavements through the streets of Edinburgh as they walk a quarter, half, full or double Marathon raising money and awareness to help fight breast cancer.

More than 86,000 Walkers have taken part in The MoonWalk Scotland since the event started in 2006, and so far, almost £21.5 million has been raised to improve the lives of those living with cancer in the country. 

The MoonWalk Scotland is on Saturday 8 June. To find out more, or to sign up as a volunteer visit walkthewalk.org

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Notes to Editors:

Walk the Walk

  • Walk the Walk specialises in fitness and Power Walking challenges.
  • HRH The Prince of Wales is the official Patron of Walk the Walk.
  • Walk the Walk has so far raised in excess of £131 million.
  • As a grant-making charity, all funds are raised for Walk the Walk and then granted to where the charity feels they will do the most good.
  • Walk the Walk funds are granted to projects that not only support research, important to all our future health, but also support a variety of projects that are supporting cancer patients now throughout the UK.
  • Walk the Walk is the principal funder of the Maggie’s Centre at Gartnavel, Glasgow and Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert. A grant was also made towards the Lanarkshire Centre in the grounds of Monklands Hospital in Airdrie. Maggie’s Centres offer support to people diagnosed with all types of cancer, as well as providing emotional support for their families.
  • Walk the Walk has also funded the renovation of Ward 6, a new theatre and renovation of the Mammography Unit at the Breast Cancer Institute at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital.
  • Walk the Walk is committed to providing funding to hospitals across Scotland and the UK to purchase Scalp Cooling systems, special machines which are helping many people undergoing chemotherapy to retain their hair. Walk the Walk has funded 57 Scalp Coolers in 26 Scottish hospitals.
  • ‘The MoonWalk’ is the flagship event of the charity currently held in Scotland, London and Iceland.