AS THE credit crunch hits, The Stroke Association is highlighting the help that people can make to the charity without having to part with any money.
The charity needs volunteers to help out at its brand new event, which is called Resolution, and takes place on Sunday, April 19, at Battersea Park.
Volunteers are needed throughout the run, starting from 8am.
There are a number of tasks which association would be grateful for volunteers to help with.
These include handing out goody bags and water to the runners, manning registration desks and marshalling the course.
Resolution 2009 is a series of fun runs open to adults of all abilities.
The series starts with the 5k run in Battersea Park on April 19, then progresses to a 10k in Finsbury Park on August 13, and, by December 6, you will be ready for the 15k in Richmond Park.
Beverley Silke, head of events at The Stroke Association says: "We are aware of the great and hard work that volunteers offer to our events and we are hoping that this will continue with Resolution."
Each year around 150,000 people across the UK have a stroke, with 25 per cent of these happening to those under 65.
We know that, financially, times are tough, so we are encouraging members of the public to offer us the gift of their time to help us make this event a success."
If you would like to volunteer at the event or would like further details, please contact Emma Cornish, events officer on 020 7566 1523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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