With a new 100k route planned for this year’s Mix96 Tour De Vale Charity Bike Ride in Buckinghamshire, 2,000 capacity expected to sell out, and a delicious mouth-watering Pig Roast to feed the masses, the Team are in search of volunteer Marshals to help for a couple of hours on Sunday 9 June 2019 at this much-loved popular Charity event.
Volunteer Marshals need to be over 18 years old.
What are the perks of volunteering as a Marshal?
- Build organisational, people management, team player and initiative skills
- Receive a free packed lunch
- Wonderful addition to your CV
- Enjoy the sunshine and meet new people!
‘We’re looking for as many volunteer marshals as possible’, says event organiser, Jo Hall at WheelPower, the National Charity for Wheelchair Sport. ‘If you’ve got a couple of hours spare on the day to provide guidance, route directions, and hand out refreshments at one of our 6 waterstop locations, we’d love to hear from you’, continues Jo.
Being a volunteer Marshal at the Mix96 Tour De Vale Charity Bike Ride means that you’ll be part of one of the county’s long-standing Charity initiatives, changing the lives of people like Toby Sweeney-Croft, who lost his ability to walk after an illness that affected his spinal cord and brain at the age of only 3 years old.
It was every parents’ nightmare. At the age of only 3 years old, young Toby became completely paralysed from the chest down within just 24 hours, after an illness called ADEM. The illness causes widespread inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, it is rare, but can arise as a reaction to a viral or bacterial infection.
Toby participated in his first WheelPower sports activity at the age of 6 years old and has not looked back since!
Unlike at school, where Toby has to sit out at some P.E games and/or take part in a different customised sports activity on his own, WheelPower throws him in team games on the same level as everybody else.
‘There’s no discrimination, I’m not made to feel different to anybody else just because I have wheels. If I’m having a bad grumpy day, being here at WheelPower, getting stuck in to all their sporting activities, gives me a massive boost!’, says Toby.