In the spirit of Volunteers' Week 2018, we're thanking every single one of our amazing volunteers! Without them we simply wouldn't be able to offer the level of support that we give to those living with multiple sclerosis. We sat down with Lauren Duckling to tell us about her volunteering experience...
What events have you volunteered at for MS-UK?
I've volunteered for the London Marathon, the Royal Parks Half Marathon, and the Colchester Half Marathon.
What is the best thing about volunteering?
I think the best thing about volunteering is meeting people who have raised money for MS-UK. Being at the finish and seeing their faces as they achieve what they set out to achieve will always be one of the best moments for me!
Why do you think other people should volunteer?
I think people should volunteer because it's a great day out, no matter what you are doing. I enjoy every minute of it.
What is the best event you’ve ever volunteered at and why?
I think the best event has to be London Marathon hands down! I absolutely love London, and being there on the day, watching from the sidelines soaking in the amazing atmosphere, beats watching it on TV. I have volunteered for London Marathon twice now and I have had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful people. It can get emotional at times but in a good way. I think it is just because it is a huge event and running that is such an achievement. I see some of the runners spot their family in the crowd and that always makes me smile.
Have you got any funny volunteering stories?
I once saw someone dressed as a toilet and that made me laugh!
Why not volunteer at an event for MS-UK? Whether you want to work in the office, behind the scenes, or help out at a national event like the Royal Parks Half Marathon, then email Jenny to find out more.