By donating £3,000 the Christ’s Hospital based triathlon club has saved at least 1 life, as it costs £2,500 every time the air ambulance gets in the air. Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance is the club’s chosen charity and they have raise money in a number of different ways.
The money was raised by the ever popular Southwater Relay Triathlon with a significant contribution from Alan Law of Physio, Fitness Wellbeing who provides popular sports massage at the triathlon and donates his fees. In addition the club held a fund raising quiz night in Barns Green.
The photograph was taken after the club’s usual Saturday morning swim which is always followed by a very social breakfast at the Christ’s Hospital café. Tony Harris, Club Chairman, is seen handing over the cheque to Malcolm a representative of KSSAA, with a number of members around him.
Tony commented “He is immensely proud of the club and hopes that we can continue to raise more over time, club members have had 2 tragic occasions when the Air Ambulance was called out, so it is a charity dear to the club’s heart. Horsham Amphibians Triathlon recognise the massive contribution the Air Ambulance makes to helping people in the local area.”
The next Southwater Relay Triathlon is on Sunday 6th September 2015. Entries have just opened online at http://resultsbase.net/ViewEvent.aspx?Id=2782 . In 2014 over 400 triathletes took part from beginners to experienced veterans. The race also invites junior teams, aged between 14 and 18 to take part. For more information on the race please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Report and picture contributed by Horsham Amphibians Triathlon Club.