Monday, 18 July 2011

Devon Air Ambulance sea swim 18th Sept 2011

We like to support the Air Ambulance here at the shop. Its one of the the three charitys we support. When it comes to paddling these guys are one of the serivces we may need.
The organisers could dop with some safety kayakers as well.
Check out the details below.

You don’t have to be a swimmer to get involved in the BBC Radio Devon Appeal one mile sea swim!The annual BBC Radio Devon Appeal sponsored swim is taking place on Sunday 18th September 2011. This unique event, now in its second year offers a great opportunity for serious and fun swimmers alike to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT).If you are not lining up on the start line but you want to be part of the event, then why not volunteer as member of the sea safety support crew. To ensure the safety of our entrants as they enjoy a fun and leisurely swim, we are looking for volunteers to provide sea safety from kayaks, canoes and boats. Power boat volunteers must be certified at level two power boat whilst kayak and canoe volunteers should be BCU 2 star or above with some sea experience. DAAT’s Fundraising Director Caroline Creer said: “We would like as many people as possible to provide volunteer support at the swim and make it as safe as possible for those rasing money for the charity which is a vital asset to the region”.
After completing the sponsored swim, entrants and volunteers will be able to enjoy the beautiful location, entertainment and the revel in the satisfaction of knowing they have raised money for a great cause. Last years 152 swimmers raised in excess of £10,000 which has made a huge contribution to the BBC Radio Devon Air Ambulance Appeal. The aim of the Air Ambulance appeal is to not only to raise the profile of the charity and the life saving work they do in the region, but also to encourage and engage the Devon community to help raise in the region of £600,000 in order to facilitate the ordering of a new helicopter. By owning rather than leasing a helicopter, the DAAT charity saves in excess of over £10,000 every single month!Details on how to volunteer and sea swim entry forms are available from any of the DAAT charity shops, by calling them on 01392 466666 or visiting our website at Entry is only £20 plus a minimum of £30 sponsorship with all proceeds going directly to the BBC Radio Devon Air Ambulance Appeal.