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For Jimmy, the charity set up after the murder of 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen, is hosting its fundraising walk on 26th May. Alongside raising awareness, it is vital in helping us build safer and peaceful communities. We are looking for Route Marshalls, Mobile Cycle Marshalls and Checkpoint Marshall.

Walking For Jimmy Fundraising Event - Volunteers required

For Jimmy, the charity set up after the murder of 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen in 2008, is hosting its annual fundraising walk on 26th May. 

Walking For Jimmy began back in 2013 as a way of celebrating what would have been Jimmy’s 21st birthday. For Jimmy invited hundreds of our supporters to join them walking 21 of London’s bridges and the event has grown year-on-year ever since. Alongside raising awareness across the city, the money raised has been vital in helping us build safer and peaceful communities. 

This year will see supporters walk on three routes from Hungerford Bridge, Putney Bridge or the full challenge of 21 bridges from Richmond Bridge to Tower Bridge. 

This is a fantastic feel good event and we do hope that you can support us.

We are looking for volunteers to fill the following roles:


Route Marshall

Our Route Marshalls help set up and decorate the start line, checkpoints and finish line. You will be responsible for making sure the event looks great, runs smoothly and that every walker safely completes the course.

Setup at Richmond Rugby Club TW9 2SF: 7.30 to 10.30
Finish line at Bridge House Bar, Tower Bridge: 14.00 to 20.00


Mobile Cycle Marshall

Riding along our designated course, you will be responsible for making sure that all our walkers are making it from checkpoint to checkpoint in good time. They may also need a bit of motivation and seeing a mobile marshall in our iconic t-shirts can make all the difference!

8.30 to 19.00 across various locations.

Checkpoint Marshall

Our Checkpoint Marshalls register our walkers at the Start Line and on Checkpoints throughout the route. You will be responsible for making sure all of our walkers are safely checked in along the route and also giving them plenty of encouragement. It’s a long day for our walkers, so we need our team of Marshalls to be cheering them on throughout the walk.

Checkpoint 1 at Barnes Bridge: 10.30 to 13.00

Checkpoint 2 at Putney Bridge: 12.00 to 16.00
Checkpoint 3 at Albert Bridge: 13.00 to 17.00
Checkpoint 4 at Southbank Centre: 14.00 to 19.00

Shifts will last for up to 4 hours for the checkpoint volunteers
Shifts for cycle volunteers and marshalls 9 - 2 or 2 till 7pm

This is obviously a bit flexible depending on how fast people walk!

You will need to be able to stand for long periods of time and be prepared for any English weather.

Please let us know which role and shift you are interested in when applying. 



Good communication skills
Confident team player
Good attention to detail
Cycle Marshall’s must supply their own bike and safety equipment
Bonus skills (not essential)
First aid trained

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers on these days:
May 26, 2018

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For Jimmy

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