Matthew Boyd scoops Key Volunteer Award
A special award has been presented to Matthew Boyd in recognition of the 9 years he has dedicated to the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon as a key volunteer.
Matthew from Newtownards, who also assisted the UK Transplant Games in 2011, last year’s World Police and Fire Games and the first ever Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon, was selected for the highly-esteemed accolade after his dedicated work to the marathon and its associated events.
Matthew says that he initially decided to volunteer in 2005 after noticing a request on the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon website. He adds, “I made some enquiries and I was able to volunteer at my first marathon. I enjoyed the experience and atmosphere at this race so I decided to get involved at future marathons because I wanted to help the organisers run a successful, popular event.”
Volunteer Manager, Stevie Pearson praised Matthew for all his hardwork and dedication over the years;
“I am delighted that Matthew has been given this award. Over the last 9 years Matthew has not only been a reliable volunteer but a valuable one. We require over 650 volunteers to assist us pre-event and on Race Day to make the event a safe and successful one, so having someone like Matthew, who you can trust is fundamental.”
All volunteers will receive a special medal for their contribution and their name will be listed in the Official Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Programmes.
If you would like to volunteer with Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, please contact the Marathon Office on 028 90605933 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.