Thread: Round Britain on Jet Skis
05-01-2008, 04:47 AM #1
Round Britain on Jet Skis
Round Britain on jet skis
Five Dorset Police workers - including special constable Pete Walker from Dorchester - will make the 14-day trip on Sea Doo personal watercraft this summer.
And the officers, who have seen the effects of neglect, abuse and cruelty on children first hand, will be raising cash for both the NSPCC and Childline along the away.
The team, who will also be joined by Dorset Fire and Rescue Service trainer Steve Isaacs, will set off from Poole on June 29.
Their journey will take them to locations including Dover, Newcastle, Inverness, Fort William, Liverpool, Swansea and Cowes before they return home on July 12.
Team manager Sue Baker, a Dorset Police trainer, said: "The Emergence-SKI team members have been selected based upon their specific professional qualifications and experience.
"The team includes officers who have seen the effects of neglect, abuse and cruelty inflicted on vulnerable children and are determined to make a difference."
Schoolchildren across Dorset will be encouraged to enter Emergence-SKI educational competitions.
For more information visit www.emergence-ski.com
05-01-2008, 05:13 PM #2
The Emergence-Ski Team
The Emergence-SKI Team
Jo Tearall -
Jo has 11 yrs service with Dorset Police and is currently Uniform Response Poole, prior to that 5 yrs Marine Section. Jo is qualified as RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, RYA Advanced Powerboat & Personal Watercraft Instructor, Rescue 3 Swift Water Rescue Technician, Police Coastal Patrol Officer, Police Trainer including protester removal, victim recovery and search.
Lyn Parsons -
LP is a Police Officer with over 18yrs service. She is currently on the Dorset Police Marine Section. LP has worked in response, motorbikes, CID, firearms and PSU, to name a few. LP is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, an RYA Advanced Powerboat and Personal Watercraft Instructor, Swift water technician, Police trainer, Cert Ed and trainee A1 Assessor.
05-01-2008, 05:35 PM #3
Emergence-SKI is a14 day challenge around the UK on Sea-Doo personal watercraft. The team are drawn from the Police and other emergency services, who through their work deal with the children as victims. Their experiences with victims has inspired them 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 Sea-Doo personal watercraft and 2 riders
- To use the event as a conduit to raise funds for ChildLine
- To use the event 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.
The Team involved in Emergence-SKI include experienced Police Officers who have seen the effects of neglect, abuse and cruelty inflicted on vulnerable children. Anyone seeing and experiencing these effects cannot help to think what can be done to help protect those at risk. With an interest in personal watercraft and a determination to make a real difference Emgergence-SKI was created, with the full backing of Dorset Police and businesses there could be only one cause to support - the NSPCC and ChildLine.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is the UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. The Society is independent, non-denominational and non-political, and relies on voluntary donations for 85% of its income. The need for the Society to be financially enabled to raise awareness and funds is clear:
- 1-2 children die every week in the UK at the hands of their parent or carer
- A paedophile may abuse over 200 children
- There are approximately 36,560 children on child protection registers in the UK
- NSPCC brand statistics
- 3 million supporters (900,000 active)
- 1 in 70 people in the UK support the NSPCC as a donor and / or campaigner – association with the NSPCC is likely to have strong resonance with staff, shareholders, and clients alike
- 98% prompted general public awareness - higher than any other UK charity
The Emergence-SKI Team Jo Tearall - Assistant Manager, PWC Rider, Medic
Jo has 11 yrs service with Dorset Police and is currently Uniform Response Poole, prior to that 5 yrs Marine Section. Jo is qualified as RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, RYA Advanced Powerboat & Personal Watercraft Instructor, Rescue 3 Swift Water Rescue Technician, Police Coastal Patrol Officer, Police Trainer including protester removal, victim recovery and search. Through police work I have seen how vulnerable children can be and any way that both children and adults can be educated as to how to seek help when it is needed is invaluable. ChildLine provides a necessary service and our event can highlight its accessibility, raise awareness and raise funds to help ensure it continues.
Lyn Parsons - Chief Safety Officer, PWC rider, Reserve Safety Boat Crew, Medic
LP is a Police Officer with over 18yrs service. She is currently on the Dorset Police Marine Section. LP has worked in response, motorbikes, CID, firearms and PSU, to name a few. LP is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, an RYA Advanced Powerboat and Personal Watercraft Instructor, Swift water technician, Police trainer, Cert Ed and trainee A1 Assessor. LP is a Prince's Trust Volunteer Team Leader and a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award holder. She is trained in search, DVI and protestor removal. She went to Thailand as part of the Asian Tsunami operation and is part of the UK Team for deployment to any national or international disasters. LP believes we owe it to children to be able to ask someone to help.. She wants to ensure when a child has the courage to make a call , that there is someone there to answer it.
Sue Baker - Manager, Marketing, Media and Event Co Ordinator, Vehicle 1
Sue works with Dorset Police where she is using her enthusiasm to inspire officers while training them to increase their policing skills. Previously working in Child Protection Investigation specialising in dealing with children who have learning,mental or physical disabilities. Through this experience she became involved in Mencap and has taken part in large fundraising projects including building a school in Peru for children with severe disabilities that were also victims of sexual abuse. Sue continues to promote 'equality to all' in projects and speeches. Sue has a Managerial/Sales and Marketing background and has been chair for the past few years of a local tennis club which under her leadership has now reached satellite status and become an academy. Sue is pleased to use her experience to benefit ChildLine.
Pete Walker - Safety Boat Crew and Reserve PWC rider
Pete is a powerboat advanced instructor and commercially endorsed Yachtmaster and has a very strong marine career/background. Worked for Weymouth Harbour Authority for 4 years as Berthing Officer and enjoys riding PWC in his spare time. Love all water activities, especially sailing, swimming, scuba diving and surfing! Most of his spare time is spent trying to fit all these activities in, and constantly keeping a watchful eye on the surf report! Currently completing in the final stage a BSc degree in Marine Studies – Ocean Yachting at Plymouth University. Pete has worked for Dorset Police since October 2007. He was a volunteer beach lifeguard for 6 years on Weymouth beach where he often helped out teaching the "rookies" how to lifeguard.
Jacky Hardy - Education Co Ordinator (Barnaby Bear) Vehicle 1
I am the oldest in the team but not quite drawing my pension yet! After a wide ranging career I trained to be a teacher. Three years ago I left and for the past two years I have enjoyed volunteer work with the Dorset Marine Police, Streetwise, RNLI Education and I am training to be a RNLI Sea Safety Advisor and if that's not enough I work for the National Trust on Brownsea Island with their Community Learning unit. I love the sea and have a boat in Poole Harbour. I have a RYA Day Skipper theory and practical qualification and a RYA Powerboat Level Two. I have two huge events that consume my time - the rebuilding of the North Haven Yacht Club that I am commodore of and the Emergence-Ski event. Both are bringing new experiences, new challenges and best of all new friends.
Steve Isaacs - Safety Boat Crew, Medic
Steve has been a member of the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service for 25 years working as an operational officer and a trainer. His work as a Fire Setter Advisor, in which he works with children between 5-18 years who habitually set fires, and his work on SPARC (Safe People and Responsible Communities) links in with the common thread of protecting the vulnerable and raising awareness of ChildLine. Steve has also been pivotal in the Princes Trust Team Programme assisting over 400 young people through the scheme.He provides a unique insight into the effects of fatigue on this endurance event as Steve is a successful veteren of the 1997 first Atlantic Rowing Challenge. He was also the medic aboard “Pipedream” a 34ft yacht which took part in the 2003 Trans Pacific Yacht Race.
How to donate, every £1 counts
Donations are encouraged through the website link "Justgiving" to enable the funds to go directly to the charity. Donations made through Justgiving are processed in real time by Barclays. Funds are paid into a legal trust account and transferred to ChildLine at the end of every week. Justgiving automatically reclaim Gift Aid on all donations made by UK taxpayers. Funds received from HMRC are paid into a legal trust account and transferred to ChildLine at the end of every month. Justgiving will provides its member charities with detailed reports on all money donated and raised by their supporters.
The crew will have sealed ChildLine charity tins and buckets which will be made available to our volunteer collectors. Throughout the event there will be many opportunities to contribute to ChildLine.
We are committed to a Dorset that not only is safer but feels safer. We are a top performing force and are working to make the services we deliver even better. We are dedicated to making our communities even safer for our children. For more information Sea-Doo
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