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Jonathan is a top volunteer

Jonathan smiling outside by a treeJonathan, who is supported by mirus, has volunteered in a Cardiff branch of Cancer Research UK for over five years, and is incredibly proud to be part of the fight against cancer. 

Each week he gives 12 hours of his time to sort and sell second hand items in the store, and encourage customers to support local fundraising activities.

Jonathan has also taken part in fundraising activities himself. After being told he was predisposed to diabetes, Jonathan decided to take control of his health, and introduce exercise in to his daily routine. 

To encourage him to stay on track, he signed up for the fundraising Walk All Over Cancer as soon as applications opened. More determined to reach his fitness goals than ever, Jonathan began the Couch to 5k training programme in preparation for the event.

Jonathan’s Walk All Over Cancer challenge was to take 10,000 steps each day throughout March. To complete his challenge, Jonathan explored his local community on foot, and said that he found his walks relaxing and interesting. Jonathan has really enjoyed getting fit and losing his lockdown weight, and joked that his FitBit had never been so busy! 

Jonathan’s hard work paid off when he was recognised by Cancer Research UK as being a top volunteer. Jonathan’s ‘special commendation’ certificate was presented to him in store. He is very proud of his achievement, and the following was said about Jonathan and his fantastic contribution.

“He’s very supportive to his fellow team members and passes on his knowledge to new volunteers. Jonathan’s often seen talking to supporters and customers about upcoming fundraising opportunities and the research Cancer Research UK does. He’s a fantastic fundraiser, supporting our World Cancer Day collections and taking part in Walk All Over Cancer. We’re so appreciative of Jonathan’s dedication.”

Jonathan has continued his fitness and fundraising journey by taking part in the recent Race For Life in Cardiff where he raised over £100 for Cancer Research UK. He’s already looking forward to his next challenge!


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