Democracy Volunteers

Observing elections to improve democracy

Election Observation – ‘it’s a marathon and a sprint…!’

Max Wheeler RunningDemocracy Volunteers’ Training Manager, Max Wheeler, has taken his job title very seriously this year and has been ‘in training’ for the past few months for the Surrey Half Marathon which takes place on Sunday 11th March.

Max’s run will take him through sunny Surrey and the streets of Woking in an attempt to beat his target of 2 hours for the run.

If you are in Woking for the Half Marathon do look out for Max who will be running in number 3075.

Max’s run isn’t just for fun though he’s raising funds for Democracy Volunteers’ important work in 2018.

His run aims to raise up to £1500 which will allow us to recruit and train more observers, deploy to more UK elections and to arrange more meetings with the Electoral Commission and the Government to get our message across about how to improve elections in the UK.

Max’s run will help us immensely to make sure we continue to monitor and improve UK elections. As Max commented, ‘Democracy Volunteers get no state funding, we are all volunteers who give our own time, for free, to attend, observer and report on elections. Like many NGOs Democracy Volunteers makes sure important work happens to improve the lives of people across the country – making sure that young people, old people and women have equal access to vote without the interference of family members.’

If you want to support Max do go to his Just Giving page and pledge as much as you can to encourage Max on his way. (Please pledge before Sunday!)

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This entry was posted on March 8, 2018 by in News.


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