Cornish Quadrathlon passing through Lerryn
Tuesday 21st September 2010
The Cornish Quadrathlon raising money for the Precious Lives appeal will be passing through the village on Sunday 3rd October on its coast to coast journey.
The group of 28 participants will be crossing Cornwall on the day from Padstow to Fowey starting with an 800m swim from Padstow Harbour before a grueling 20 mile cycle via the Camel Trail onto Lanhydrock. At this point the teams run 7 miles via Lostwithiel and St Winnow to Lerryn so will be arriving via the Great Wood path up the riverside and into the village to the slipway.
In Lerryn athletes will be jumping into Encounter Cornwall's kayaks and paddling the final miles to Caffa Mills in Fowey on the outgoing tide to complete the Quadrathlon.
The event is fully supported by Fowey Harbour Commission and will be covered by Mike Sutherland in his weekly Radio Cornwall Spot with equipment and safety support provided by Encounter Cornwall.
If you are free for an hour or so a week on Sunday we are keen for any help or support the village can give - in particular
1 Be at the village Slipway to cheer on the participants who will need some encouragement and support by the time they reach Lerryn - the running stage will be arriving at the Main Slipway in Lerryn from 14.00pm
2 Volunteer to help on the River - Encounter Cornwall are looking for any volunteers who can help with setting participants off in the canoes from the slipway OR anyone able to stay out on the water between Lerryn and St Winnow Point to keep an eye on this stretch of water as paddlers pass by. Note we can provide a kayak if you don't have your own boat / canoe. Please call Damon or Tim on 01208 871066 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help in any way.
3 Make a Donation - Support the Event and the Precious Lives appeal by making a donation however small at http://www.justgiving.com/cornish-quadrathlon/ The event raised over £1000 last year and this years target is £2000.
For those who don't know about the Precious Lives appeal some information follows.
Registered Charity 1003314
About the charity
At Children’s Hospice South West we help and support children and their families who are living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and we are the only organisation in the South West to provide vital hospice care to these families. Some families come to us for palliative care, some for emergency care and many for planned respite and a rare opportunity for a break away. But there’s more to it than that. We provide a loving and caring place for every member of the families who stay with us. A place where everyone can begin to forget their worries for a while, be a family again and find expert help and support in facing an uncertain future.
Our services are free to the families who need us because we believe that nothing should get in the way of very sick children receiving the very best care. So, with little government funding, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to deliver our promise to ‘make the most of short and precious lives’.
Children’s Hospice South West has two purpose-built hospices in the South West. Little Bridge House in North Devon and Charlton Farm in North Somerset. A third special home from home for life-limited children in Cornwall and Plymouth, is due to open in 2011 called Little Harbour.
To find out more please visit www.chsw.org.uk or call 01271 325270