Help for Heroes need you for their army of volunteers at the Tour de Yorkshire
As one of Europe’s biggest and best supported cycling events, last year the Tour de Yorkshire attracted a record 2.6 million spectators. If you’ve ever watched it on television then you’ll have felt the excitement when you’ve seen the masses of cycling fans lining the country roads as the peloton races to the finish line. However, there’s nothing like being there yourself and being part of something really amazing.
If you’re free for a day or two during the tour (2nd to 5th May) then you can play a really important role at the Tour de Yorkshire as one of Help for Heroes’ volunteers – helping them, as official charity partner for the Tour, to raise funds and build awareness of the work that they do in supporting veterans and their families with the help they need, when they need it. You get to be in the thick of the action and it’s a really fun way to get involved.
How you can help
Help for Heroes are now looking for Collection Volunteers to support our fundraising, cheer the riders along and boost awareness of Help for Heroes. They need at least 400 people across the whole event.
Help for Heroes' Collection Volunteers will be doing bucket collections at the starts and finishes, as well as in Leeds Millennium Square and other spots along the route throughout the weekend. This is a chance give up some of your time to help at a Tour De Yorkshire hot spot! You will be part of a fundraising team and meet lots of new people, have a great time and help give heroes a second chance at life.
If you can spare your time, Help for Heroes would love to see you there to help them raise as much as possible, while enjoying watching what is set to be a weekend filled with epic racing.
The four stages of the Tour are as follows:
- Stage 1 on Thursday 2nd May - Doncaster to Selby
- Stage 2 on Friday 3rd May - Barnsley to Bedale
- Stage 3 on Saturday 4th May - Bridlington to Scarborough
- Stage 4 on Sunday 5th May - Halifax to Leeds
Help for Heroes anticipate the volunteering day will roughly run from 0900 - 1700, but timings will vary according to location and may be impacted by road closures on the day. A full briefing pack will be sent to you two weeks before the event with all the information you need for the day.
Be part of something big
Why just ‘be there’ when you can actually ‘be part of it’ and do something amazing too? To date, Help for Heroes have helped over 22,000 men and women – including over 1,500 in Yorkshire through the dedicated Recovery Centre based at Catterick. By collecting money at Tour de Yorkshire you will help them make a difference to many more who need their help.