Each year we rely on the tireless efforts of hundreds of generous volunteers who ensure that the event is enjoyable for everyone involved. Here are some of our star volunteers!
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Don became involved in the City to Surf through his involvement with the Lions Club of Stirling, where volunteering is an integral part of their involvement with the community. Don became interested in volunteering to assist with charities and through his willingness to help others. 2012 will see Don volunteer for his 7th year running, and he believes there wouldn't be too many fundraising events without volunteers.
Rikki became involved in volunteering at the City to Surf after being encouraged by her hairdresser. Despite being wheelchair bound due to Spina Bifida, a birth defect which causes damage to the spine and spinal cord, Rikki continues to volunteer with a big smile on her face! She says it always proves to be a great day rain or shine and is a fantastic way to socialise and meet new people.
Volunteering for her 6th time in 2012, Rikki believes it's important to be involved in a wide range of community based events to maintain social balance, and is always willing to give 150% to make sure things go smoothly.
You can check out an article on PerthNow HERE about our fantastic volunteer Rikki!
Jan Conway from the Carine Girl Guides
The Carine Girl Guides provide one of the largest groups of volunteers for the City to Surf, with a group of around 50 girls jumping on board each year. The group wanted to get involved as service is a part of guiding and it sounded like a lot of fun to them.
Now in their 15th year of volunteering, group leader Jan Conway believes the day is a lot of hard work, but is a lot of fun and a real sense of achievement. As the event involves people from all walks of life, the group returns year after year to have fun and help make it work. The highlight for them? Participants who take the time to thank the girls and tell them what a great job they are doing!
Veronica Parker from Ursula Frayne Catholic College
As the Co-ordinator of Campus Ministry, Veronica Parker wanted an activity that would appeal to the senior school boys of the college as a way of inducting them into the joy of volunteering, and thought the City to Surf looked like a great way to do this. She believes the organisation of this event means that the students are valued and respected- the provision of a Volunteer Pack and t-shirt highlights the important role that they commit themselves to undertaking.
"It's vital for our students to see that being involved in community events can contribute significantly to their overall wellbeing. A few students have been so inspired by their involvement as volunteers, they are now involved as runners," she said.
As a group who are involved in handing out drinks for runners at an Aid Station, the fast and furious pace of work requires efficient teamwork, and Veronica says it's great to see students and staff working together. We're delighted to have such a motivated and enthusiastic group involved year after year!
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