Search to compete in the Great Sussex Bath Race Fundraiser!
Representatives from Search’s Sussex branch are gearing up to compete in the Great Sussex Bath Race fundraiser for two local Non Profit Organisations - Chestnut Treehouse – a Hospice which provides care for children who are terminally ill, and LifeCentre – a Charity that supports women, children and men who have been victims of sexual abuse.
The tournament will be held at a picturesque private lake in Chichester, West Sussex on the 18th of June. Teams of 4 will compete in 3 heats each, and will paddle their raft around a buoy in the lake in a start to finish line of approximately 250 yards.
Search’s team will be lead by Stuart Furneaux, Senior Divisional Manager for Accountancy & Finance and HR in Brighton and Sussex. He previously volunteered at Chestnut Treehouse last year, where he assisted in tending to the grounds along with the guardians at the hospice. His team will consist of Rob Buckingham, Shane Hughes, Marcus Dawson, Charlotte Taylor, Joanne McAllen and Craig Birtles.
Stuart Furneaux said: “We’re delighted to be playing a part in contributing towards our community in this regard. We offer our full support to both organisations, with a special mention to Chestnut Treehouse – our CSR partner which currently cares for 300 life-limited children both at the hospice and in the families’ own homes.”
“Through our role in this initiative, we hope to raise awareness about these two meaningful charities by bringing the community together for a bit of fun and playful competition. We also hope to raise enough funds to reach our donation target for both organisaions, as we appreciate the high cost that comes with providing quality care to those who are less fortunate.”
Event Founder and Chief Marshall of the event, Neil Laughton said: “Due to success and demand from local businesses, the Great Sussex Bath Race is in its fifth year. We’d like to thank the generous businesses and individuals who have taken part previously and those who continue to support – it gives a huge boost to the overall competition and the support that the charities receive.”
“With six weeks left to go until the event, we have already raised over a quarter of our target. I encourage anyone who may feel passionate about either of these great causes to do their part and contribute. At the risk of sounding cliché, every little bit helps, and you will truly be bettering the community through your generosity,” Stuart added.
Anyone who is interested in contributing towards this great cause can do so here!