04-15-2008, 10:26 AM #1
document.write(localTime('Apr 15, 2008 15:25 GMT'))Emergence-SKI
Raising Funds To Protect Children At Risk! Emergence-SKI is a14 day challenge around the UK on personal watercraft.
The team are drawn from the Police and other emergency services, who through their work deal with the children as victims of crime.
Their experiences with victims has inspired then to do more by drawing attention to the work of the NSPCC and ChildLine and raise much needed funds for the cause.
The aims are:
To attempt to safely circumnavigate the UK in 14 days using two personal watercraft and 2 riders
To use the challenge as a conduit to raise £250,000 for ChildLine
To use the challenge to assist in the promotion of the ChildLine / NSPCC helpline
To raise funds by way of Charity Events on the challenge route
To educate and promote the safe and considerate use of PWC
To provide an educational tool in conjunction with the National Curriculum.
Visit www.emergence-ski.com to find out more.
04-15-2008, 10:32 AM #2
Tracy Edwards MBE to launch the Emergence-SKI event:
Tracy won international fame in 1989 as the skipper of the first all female crew to sail around the world in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. Tracy is actively involved in supporting a wide range of charities that protect children and we are delighted that she will get the Emergence-SKI off to a high profile start.
Dorset Police agree to be Founder sponsor
Top performing Dorset Police has agreed to support the event to highlight the work it is doing to protect young people in the county. The support provided will not be in the form of money nor staff but will include resources that are not operationally engaged at any given time.
About giving a donation
Donations will be encouraged through the website link "Just Giving" as per the ChildLine website for consistency, running total monitoring and to enable the funds to go directly to the charity. All money collected in connection with this event will go to ChildLine.
Press Day 22nd April 2008
The Press Day will be hosted by Salterns Marina, Poole, we are pleased to be able to invite members of the media to this event. Arrangements are being finalised and we will be in contact soon
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