Target Ovarian Cancer cheer squad - London Marathon, Tower Bridge


Our volunteers are fundamental in helping us raise funds and awareness. Find out how you can get involved and help women with ovarian cancer!

We couldn't continue our work without our committed volunteers, who give up their time to help us raise funds and awareness.

I lost my mum suddenly to ovarian cancer in 2015. She passed away six weeks after her diagnosis, and it tore our family apart. I decided I had to turn this awful sadness into something positive.

Being a volunteer for such a great charity in mum's memory has helped me get through these last four years, so thank you Target Ovarian Cancer for welcoming me in when I needed you.

Emma, Target Ovarian Cancer volunteer

From joining the Team Target cheer squad to volunteering at one of our events, or helping us with an organised collection, find a role that suits you.

Team Target cheer squad

We need enthusiastic volunteers to help cheer on our amazing runners at various events. You'll help to create a great atmosphere and give them the boost they need to cross the finish line smiling! 

As part of the official Team Target cheer squad, you'll be placed on the route along with other volunteers, supporters and Target Ovarian Cancer staff. You'll get a t-shirt and cheering materials, and will be able to meet our fantastic team of runners and help celebrate their success.

How to join a Team Target cheer squad

Find a date and location that suits you and a member of the fundraising team will be in touch with more information.

The Virgin Money London Marathon

Date: 3 October 2021, 9am–5pm
Join Team Target for the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon – the world's largest annual fundraising event! This famous marathon draws big-name athletes and charity fundraisers alike, with over 42,000 runners taking part in 2019. Be part of making the famous atmosphere at one of our two cheer points.

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Date: 10 October 2021, 9am–3pm
A beautiful half marathon through central London, starting and finishing in the iconic Hyde Park. This race incorporates the stunning scenery of the capital, as well as the calm, leafy splendour of the Royal Parks. Join us in Hyde Park to cheer on the team!


Volunteer at our events

Join us at our flagship events: Run for Mum and The Ovarian Cancer Walk | Run. You'll be working as a large team of volunteers, supporters and Target Ovarian Cancer staff and we'll provide you with a t-shirt and cheering materials.

The Ovarian Cancer Walk|Run

Want to help us take steps to beat ovarian cancer? Volunteer at The Ovarian Cancer Walk|Run at:

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London – 16 October 2021 

Ormeau Park, Belfast – 7 November 2021

Sign up now and one of the team will be in touch soon with more information.


What you will get out of volunteering at our events:

  • Experience working with an events team.
  • Learn about how events are run on the day.
  • Gain experience of dealing with members of the public and supporters.
  • And, importantly, contribute to a successful fundraising event, helping to improve the lives of women with ovarian cancer, now and in the future.

No previous knowledge or skills are required, we just ask that you arrive with a friendly smile and encourage our supporters with enthusiasm (and a loud cheering voice!).

Covid-19 – will the event be safe?

Yes. Our events take place outside with plenty of space, so we’re able to make them safe and fully compliant with government guidelines. We don’t expect any changes that would affect our ability to put on our events but we’ll be in touch with any government updates or changes to the law that could affect your participation


Target Ovarian Cancer volunteers collecting money at Euston station

Raise funds and awareness by organising a collection at a station or another public space. We can help you secure permission from local authorities, as well as any relevant permits or licenses. 

Live in or near London? Volunteer at one of our weekly London station collections. By giving up two hours of your time, you can raise vital awareness with hundreds of commuters, as well as funds to help save lives. 

Find out more about collections

If there’s a way you’d like to support us that isn’t listed here please get in touch with us by email at or by phone on 020 7923 5470.