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Winston’s Wish calls out for volunteers to help out at the Devil Mud Run

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OGL startWinston’s Wish, the UK’s leading childhood bereavement charity, is calling out for volunteers to come along and have a muddy good time helping out at the Devil Mud Run at Stanley Pontlarge, near Cheltenham, in March.

This is a great opportunity to play an important role in the staging of this iconic two-day muddy race which kindly supports Winston’s Wish through the proceeds of the car park and bar, and to cheer on the runners who are raising money for the charity. All funds raised will go towards supporting bereaved children in Gloucestershire and across the UK.

The event takes place over two days – Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of March. Volunteers can choose either day, or both if available, and can choose from a variety of roles.

About the Devil Mud Run

The Devil Mud run course is located at Stanley Pontlarge, near Cheltenham and is a hard core, hilly 8K course featuring over 30 obstacles in open, rugged co
untryside – with plenty of mud and water thrown in! Runners taking on this awesome challenge will need plenty of encouragement to get them through the various obstacles.

What’s involved in volunteering

Volunteers can choose which day(s) they would like to attend and will need to attend a briefing each day at 8am. Water and a packed lunch are provided and volunteers should be free by 2.30 pm.

The following roles are available:

  • Obstacle marshal – shouting encouragement to participants on the course, being on watch in case anyone needs first aid (comfort breaks provided)
  • Registration – checking participants’ paperwork
  • Finish line – handing out water and goody bags to finishers

Saturday volunteers have the optional, added bonus of free admission to the Devil Mud Run course in a special volunteer wave at the end of the day (approx. 2.30 pm) so that they can experience the mud and hills for themselves.

Anyone interested in volunteering at this fun event should either call Sue Hughes on 01242 514194 or email shughes@winstonswish.org.uk

Each year, Winston’s Wish reaches more than 40,000 bereaved children and young people through an array of dedicated services. These specialist support programmes include support following death as a result of accident, illness, homicide, suicide and military service.

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