Friday, 6 September 2013

Lands End to Rest Bay Charity Cycle ATV Fundraiser #LE2RB

Following the theft of the ATV from Rest Bay Lifeguard Club in October 2012 our club volunteer lifeguards faced the prospect of using their bicycles to patrol the beach during 2013...

Thanks to the support of the community we raised considerable funds towards a replacement vehicle but need to raise more to cover the full costs. To do this a team of our lifeguards will embark on a charity cycle later this month to raise funds towards the cost of the replacement vehicle:

Raising funds to replace our stolen ATV quad bike


The purpose

In October 2012 the lifeguard station at Rest Bay was broken into and an ATV quad bike stolen valued at £8500. This vehicle was used to launch rescue boats and respond to casualties on the beach quickly. Following the theft of the vehicle the provision of a lifeguard service at Rest Bay by club volunteers was compromised with the potential that lives could be at risk. Nipper and Junior training sessions were also at risk without the ability to launch our surf rescue IRB safety boat. Stolen Rescue ATV Appeal / Info (from Jan 2013)

Where we are at

Since October 2012 a number of fund raising events have taken place. We have raised a large amount through the support of the local community and whilst we have purchased a new vehicle we still need to raise more to cover the full cost. The charity cycle aims to raise £2000 towards the cost of the replacement vehicle.

The event

The cycle event (#LE2RB) will run from the 24th – 27th September (driving down on the 23rd) covering a spectacular coastline route from Lands End to Porthcawl.

The 5 confirmed Participants - Chris Bluck, Andrew Morgan, Richard Castle, Ian Lewis, Arran Bluck. (Chris Page & Gavin Davies as event support).

Accommodation for the first 3 nights has kindly been provided by Parkdean Holidays.
23rd September at Holywell
24th September at St. Minver
25th September at Ruda

The cycle will end at Rest Bay on Friday September 27th during the Porthcawl Elvis Festival 2013 when members will undertake a pub street collection to raise further funds during the Friday evening

­­Sponsorship opportunities

If your business would like to sponsor our riders or can provide the team with supplies please contact us via our Facebook or Twitter pages.
5 riders and their support team will take part in the event which is scheduled to take place between 23rd – 27th September 2013.
Throughout the event we’ll be posting updates and pictures via our social media channels where we currently have 504 facebook ‘likes’ and 420 twitter followers.

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1 comment:

  1. Poor lifeguards. I wonder what happened how the ATV got stolen. Perhaps there were poor security measures and surveillance. Hope they can reach their goal soon so that the beaches where the patrol will be safer. :)