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International Volunteer Day - 'SuperHugh the megaphone man'

Posted by: Guest author 5 December 2018

For International Volunteer Day we're highlighting our amazing supporter Hugh aka 'SuperHugh the megaphone man'.

Hugh

"I first contacted Pancreatic Cancer UK in October 2017 as I wanted to help in any way I could after my Dad was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer. My first event was the Big Half Marathon where I met Megan who introduced me to everyone, and I was made to feel very welcome from the start.

I remember breaking down in tears as I started to think why I was volunteering. I was then handed the *megaphone* and never looked back after that. I have since volunteered at the 2018 London Landmarks, London Marathon, Ride London and the Royal Parks Half Marathon.

The event that really sticks out in my memory is Ride London 2018. It was a very wet day and we were moved from our spot near the horse guard parade as we were making too much noise and scaring the horses (probably me with the Megaphone). We moved down the street a little across from 10 Downing Street and had a most wonderful day in the rain cheering on all the riders. I believe we must have been filmed on mobile phones by everyone that walked by us, as we were all singing and dancing in the rain.

I volunteer for Pancreatic Cancer UK in memory of my Dad who passed away on 11 May 2018, and it is my goal to do a charity event to Machu Picchu in 2019 to help raise much need funds for the charity."

Hugh Lindsay