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Cheer Team at Edinburgh Marathon Festival

My Name’5 Doddie Foundation is committed to funding vital motor neurone disease (MND) research and supporting people living with MND.
Along with Mia, the Foundation’s Community and Volunteer Fundraiser, our cheer point will be a point to look out for and hopefully boost to the kind individuals who have opted to take on the challenge of running a half or full marathon in aid of the Foundation. Lots of clapping, cheering and music will be encouraged throughout the day, and t-shirts provided!

About My Name'5 Doddie Foundation

My Name'5 Doddie Foundation has a clear vision; a world free of motor neuron disease (MND). We are a registered charity operating across the UK, aiming to raise awareness and vital funds for MND research and to support people living with MND and their families.

Experience Required

Any and all ages are encouraged to join us, so long as anyone under the age of 18 is accompanied by a responsible adult. Enthusiasm and a loud voice, or openness to using a megaphone and banging your cheer sticks are the only requirements of this role!

Training Details

Once your interest is registered, Mia will be in touch to arrange an informal chat about the role. If happy on both sides to go ahead and once exact location in Musselburgh for the cheer point is confirmed our volunteers will be provided with a briefing document )no later than 15th May). Mia will be there on the day to assist with any questions, and to be a point of contact ahead of the event to answer any questions

Flexibility & Commitment

School Holidays;Flexible;Ad hoc

2 or 3 hours on the day, please note this is a bank holiday weekend.

Location/Travel Details

Exact cheer point location tbc, but it will be in the Musselburgh leg of the Edinburgh half/full marathon route. Public transport is strongly encouraged, as parking will be limited. Lothian Buses no 26, 44 and East Coast bus 113 will be operating from the centre of Edinburgh. There will be EMF Event Buses operating for spectators. Park & Ride EMF Event Buses operate between Newcraighall, Straiton, Sheriffhall and Wallyford Park & Ride sites, from which you can travel to the Finish of the event, All transport costs associated with the EMF weekend for volunteers will be reimbursed.


There is a volunteer expense form which will be sent out with the volunteer briefing no later than 15th May. This will need to be filled in and returned via email/in person to Mia along with any physical receipts. Expenses can be paid into a UK bank accou

Accessibility Details

  • Support Workers Welcome
  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs