Stroke Association seeking volunteer therapists for the London Marathon

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The FHT is thrilled to once again be working with the Stroke Association to provide therapeutic massage to those raising money for the charity at this year’s London Marathon.

The Stroke Association require volunteer therapists on Sunday 22 April 2018, from 12pm-6pm (breaks will be given) at Champagne Charlies, 17, The Arches, Villiers St, London WC2N 6NG. Travel expenses will be covered up to the value of £10 and refreshments (drinks and lunch) will be provided throughout the day.

Volunteers can either give runners a massage while laying down (please bring a portable couch) or provide seated leg massage. Hand sanitisers and towels can be provided on request.

Members must hold a Level 3 or above qualification in body massage, sports massage or sports therapy, accepted by the FHT for membership and insurance purposes. The Stroke Association will require a copy of your public liability insurance and proof of qualification.

If you would like to give your time and help out those raising money for a great cause, please contact Emma at Emma.Evans@stroke.org.uk or T. 020 7940 1357. Please provide your FHT membership number and full name when getting in touch.

If you do get involved please let the FHT know at dralls@fht.org.uk – so we can celebrate your involvement in International Therapist and online.

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FHT members support the 2017 London Marathon

Following the great success of the 2017 London Marathon, FHT therapists offered their services to help tired runners on behalf of two leading charities, the MND Association and the Stroke Association.

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The 2017 London Marathon, which took place on 23 April, saw a record number of competitors take to the streets of London to raise money for a variety of charities. 

Participants were greeted at the finish line by FHT therapists offering free treatments to participants, to make sure the runners left the post-race reception venue in the best possible condition, after clocking up a massive 26.2 miles.

FHT members volunteered their time and skills on behalf of both the MND Association and the Stroke Association.Their generous donation helping to ease runners aches and pains in a professional and skillful manner, while upholding the standards of the FHT.

With over 160 runners raising money for the charity, it was the biggest year yet for the MND Association.

‘We were impressed by the hard work, care and professionalism of both the FHT therapists, Will McAllister and Neil Ferebee. They really did help to make a difference to each of our runners’ experience, for which we are so grateful. Roll on London Marathon 2018 – we would love to work with your therapists again.’

Also working at the event were FHT members Peggy, Martina, Aria and Wendy; representing the FHT and providing support for the Stroke Association. 

“We are hugely grateful to the FHT therapists who gave up their time and provided their expertise on Sunday to help us look after our team of 240 incredible and inspiring #TeamStroke Marathon runners. So far the runners have raised over £300k. They were so very grateful for the post-run treatments and we offer sincere thanks to the FHT for once again supporting the Stroke Association.”

The FHT are proud to represent therapists who are committed to the industry and who are willing to volunteer their own time to give back to the community. 

 

MND Association needs complementary therapists

The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association is on the look-out for trained therapists to volunteer at high profile events this year.

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Every year, high numbers of the public raise money in support of those with MND, including at the London Marathon in April and Prudential Ride London in July.

The MND Association is in need of volunteer therapists to help their fundraisers with massages and treatments following their activities.

Therapists must:

  • Be a full FHT Member or Fellow
  • Hold valid insurance
  • Be qualified to Level 3 in any massage modality
  • Provide their own equipment

In return, the MND are willing to pay £50 expenses and supply you with a branded T-shirt to wear on the day.

If you would like to give your time and help out those raising money for a great cause, please contact Stephanie stephanie.steward@mndassociation.org

If you get involved please let us know – it would be great to feature you in International Therapist! Email Dan, our Deputy Editor, at dralls@fht.org.uk