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General Fundraising Volunteers

Bridgwater & District Friends of Cancer Research UK

Name: General Fundraising Volunteers
Organisation: Bridgwater & District Friends of Cancer Research UK
Location: 2 Meade Close, North Petherton, Somerset, TA6 6QX
Type: Short Term
give as much or as little time as you like



Duties can include putting up posters; giving out leaflets; collecting; Marshalling running a stall;
you can do as mcuh or as little as you like. we insist it has to be Fun.

Bridgwater Friends of Cancer Research UK supports the life changing work of Cancer Research UK.

We need new members to help assist with raising funds and awareness.
Can you help?

You can find out more info by contacting Gavin Roberts on 07809 775114 or email gavinr@maxwellsaccountants.co.uk

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Organisation Description

A small thriving group of local volunteers dedicated to raising money for a great cause. We cover the district of Sedgemoor and the town of Bridgwater in Somerset. Our committee meet one evening a month and organise functions and collections which raise money to fund research.

Formed in 1979 by two ladies; Doris Baker and Kirsty Baker (not related).
The main purpose of the group is to raise funds for Cancer Research UK whilst having fun.

Since the group was formed we have raised over £900,000.

We have been the proud recipients of the charity's Flame of hope awards in 2010 & 2017; which are given to exceptional volunteers who have shown great dedication.

In 2014 Keith and Carol Fishlock also received a fellowship Flame of hope award and Our chairman Gavin has received two commendations in the field of volunteering.

We run a wide range of activities including a fashion shop; dog show; prize bingo and race nights as well as street and supermarket collections. Our volunteers also support the 'Race for Life team' and other local running club events as flower sellers or marshals.

in addition to these smaller events we also organise some larger scale events such as 'The Great Somerset Duck Race'; The Bridgwater half marathon (including a 10K & 5K) and more recently 'Music by the lakes' .

We are always looking for volunteers who can give a little time. Our volunteers can do as little and much as they wish.


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Cause / Interests

  • Christmas Volunteering
  • Health & Hospices
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Public Events

Types of Activity

  • Community Work
  • Employee and Group Volunteering
  • Fundraising
  • General and Helping

Skills and Qualifications


No specific skills; Just a willingness to work in a team and have fun whist fundraising


Sense of acheivement.
Enhance their people face to face skills.
Enhance their listening skills.
Become team orientated.
Opportunity to enhance their own skills.
Opportunity to progress to Team co-ordinator for larger events or committee posts.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Not normally. But considered on larger events
Restrictions: none
Induction: As per Event Risk assessments and mentoring with experienced volunteers
Insurance Cover: Fully covered during all official events
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: as required to CRUK national guidance
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Informal discussion