Williton Fire Fighters' Easter Kayak-a-thon
The Cots for Tots Appeal needs to raise £1 million to support the expansion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by providing a suite of four intensive care cot's and associated state of the art equipment.
It is the only ‘Quaternary Unit’ in the South West region equipped to provide this level of treatment, and as result any baby born in Bristol, the South West or South Wales requiring life-saving surgery is automatically referred to the NICU.
Next weekend, the fund raising will start with Mark Bulpin, a fire fighter from Williton running the Taunton Half Marathon. This will be followed on the 6 April by a group of Williton fire-fighters who will be carrying out a 'Kayak-a-thon' between Taunton and Bridgwater along the canal. Some will be running the tow path, others cycling and some taking to kayaks for the journey and all money raised will go to the above mentioned charity.
The day begins at Morrison’s Car park at 7.45am, and they aim to end at Bridgwater docks at about 5.00pm.
All donations of £5.00 or over will be entered into a draw to win a FATYAK Kayak and accessories worth over £350.00, kindly donated by DESO of Williton, who have also helped in many other ways with this event.
Please give anything you can to help us to support this very worthwhile cause and do come down and cheer us on. We expect to 'set sail' down the canal by 8.30am, to arrive at Maunsel Lock Canal Centre between 12-1pm, and then leave for The Boat and Anchor Pub in Bridgwater. We hope to leave there by 4pm and head for the finish at Bridgwater Docks.
We really hope to see you along the way. The more the merrier! Thank you!