Girlguiding Greater Manchester West
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Manchester Marathon

In April, Girlguiding volunteers from across the County gathered together to help as marshals at the Greater Manchester Marathon. As well as using the opportunity to fund raise in support of 3 of our members taking part in this year’s Scouting World Jamboree in Japan, they were able to raise the profile of Girlguiding with members of the public.

Gaynor Portlock took some photos and told us more about the experience:

“We played an important part in 3 areas:

Leg 3 changeover - here leaders were responsible for presenting medals to the competitors who had completed stage 3 of the Marathon, as well as giving out T-shirts and other supplies. Brownies helped and also handed out leaflets to the crowds cheering on the runners.

Refuge – our job here was to give refreshments to runners who had decided to stop at this stage of the Marathon. We worked closely with the Red Cross who were on hand to deal with any injuries.

Road side marshalling of the crowd - This included looking after pedestrians needing to cross, directing leg 3 runners to the Leg 3 changeover point and looking for runners who might need the help of the refuge team.

The Brownies helping with leg 3 changeover had a great time. They enjoyed creating art out of bottles of water; making signs to encourage the runners and handing out medals to the competitors.

A tiring day but great fun and good to be involved with the public. A worthwhile and memorable event."

Manchester Marathon Gallery

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Stage 3 and publicity team
Brownies helped hand out water to the competitors
Road side Marshals
The Red Cross was on hand to help the injured
Part of the Refuge Team
The Refuge Team
Brownies handed out leaflets
Looking for Parent helpers
A cat
A plane
Leaders cheer on the runners while looking for people who need help
Brownies hold their signs up high
Brownies offer encouragement with the signs they made
Just 8 miles to go
Marathon Runners
Do their best
To complete their challenge
Cheered on by the crowd
And members from GirlGuiding
The Brownies hand out the awards to the competitors who complete Stage 3
While the elite runners run on to the finish

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