Call for more walkers to take part in Walk for Tiny Lives event at Strathclyde Park
Lorraine Graham from Wishaw has volunteered to support local girl Amy Wilson in organising a charity walk for the children’s charity Action Medical Research.
Lorraine, who has been a volunteer with the charity for over four years, has this year teamed up with 14-year-old Amy for the Walk for Tiny Lives event at Strathclyde Park on Saturday 12 April. The walk is an easy three-mile route around the park and promises to be a fun and enjoyable day.
The charity’s mascot Paddington Bear™ will be at the park on the day to spur on walkers. Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic so that they can truly enjoy the atmosphere. There will also be a raffle to win two unlimited ride wristband tickets courtesy of M&D’s Theme Park in Motherwell.
Lorraine and Amy said: “We are looking for at least 100 people to join us – from families, schools, nurseries, groups to local pub teams – to come along and enjoy the event. It’s a comfortable route and we are sure that it will be a fantastic day.”
Cecilia Cooper, Community Fundraising Manager in Scotland, said: “Lorraine is a great volunteer, she really goes the extra mile and is passionate about Action Medical Research. And we’re so grateful to have young volunteer Amy on board as the main organiser of this lovely event. Just giving a few hours can make a difference to changing and saving children’s lives. It’s fun, it’s rewarding and we NEED you. If you can spare even a small amount of time to give a talk, inspire a school to fundraise, sell cream teas, organise an event, source a quality raffle prize or start a group, then please get in touch.”
Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952. Medical research can save and change children’s lives. Yet surprisingly, medical research into conditions that devastate children’s lives is poorly funded. The charity is currently supporting work around stillbirth, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy and brain cancer, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.
To sign up for the walk visit http://www.action.org.uk/walk/strathclyde_country_park
To find out more about volunteering opportunities visit http://www.action.org.uk/get_involved/volunteering
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Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. We want to make a difference in:
• tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
• helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
• targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.
Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world.
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