Race Against Blood Cancer will be out in force at the Blackpool marathon and Blackpool 10 km run on the 23rd of April with a team of eight dedicated volunteers.
Dan Parry, Steve Morris, Nicholas O’Brian and Ian Millward will be participating in the marathon while Sarah Perry, Hannah Trinder, Gemma Elsmore and Sarah Elsmore will be taking part in the 10 km run.
The 26 mile run which heads along the Blackpool seafront also passes many tourist sites including the Golden Mile, St Annes and Lytham. The team are aiming to raise £2,000 with all the proceeds going to Race Against Blood Cancer.
This is the longest distances all of the runners have ever committed to and they are currently training hard in anticipation.
The Race Against Blood Cancer team is thankful their amazing commitment and sends them all their support in preparation for 23rd April.
If you would like to donate or join the team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or donate at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/rabcblackpoolmarathon
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Race Against Blood Cancer is looking to add two part time employees to its Community Engagement Team to register lifesaving stem cell and bone marrow donors.
Successful applicants will be responsible for organising and leading their own donor drives at various locations where there are large crowds of people such as colleges, universities, sports clubs, places of work, music events etc., along with educating and signing up members of the public who are in attendance.
In the role the person will self-select where and when they want to do a donor drive, meaning there’s a lot of flexibility. The person will earn a day rate which will be dependent on how many donors they register on that day. Someone who has access to a car would be ideal given there will be travel involved.
If you’re interested please send your CV to email@example.com along with a 200 – 300 word description of why you believe you would be a good candidate for the role.
Some of the qualities we’re looking for include but aren’t limited to the following:
- A passion for community or charity related projects
- Comfortable engaging with members of the public
- Good organisational skills
- Proactive and considered a self-starter
- Good oral and written communication skills
The first phase of the application process ends on Friday 24th March by which time you will need to have submitted your CV and reasons why you’d be suitable for the role. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to participate in a telephone and in-person interview.
The below video explains how someone becomes a potential donor. It’s worth noting that Race Against Blood Cancer and our Community Engagement team is only responsible for the registration process which involves filling out a short form and a cheek swab.