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£165raised of £7,500 target by 10 supporters

    Weʼve raised £165 to Fund vital lifesaving locked combination emergency throw line stations around bodies of open water around the country.

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    Funded on Tuesday, 17th October 2017

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    A group of grieving parents, family members, friends and emergency services are walking Pen y Fan in memory of all lives lost in open water on the 24th September 2017. In 2016 we lost 300 lives in the UK in open water. Many different circumstances such as being caught in a rip tide while enjoying a family day at the beach. A trip or fall into a river or canal while on a run or a bike ride. Maybe someone took the short cut home beside the canal & fell in after a night out on. Maybe a teenager went swimming in open water not understanding the real dangers. Peer pressure, being intoxicated, being uneducated on the dangers are just a few of the things we know about people who have died in open water. Worryingly recently some places are choosing to remove the standard life buoys from around their bodies of water. The reason is clear. Vandalism is going to cost lives if it hasn't already. People/ businesses can't t afford to keep replacing the vandalised life buoys at a cost if around £70 a time and with some places being targeted weekly even daily in some periods of the year you can kind of understand. (If they are not in place then they don't need to be maintained). To many families are affected by water related fatalities annually to not have any life saving equipment in place. We decided to walk the mountain in memory of all lives lost in open water. All funds will go towards locked combination throw line stations. This is a metal board with full instructions on how to use. It has a grid reference so when emergency services are called for the combination to the lock they are also being deployed to the exact location to where the person is in trouble. They can be dedicated to a loved one or be sponsored by a business, person,school, group etc. We are looking to have these all around the country. Each unit cost's £620 + vat. We are hoping getting a few in place will have a knock on effect

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      • Mark Scaife

        Mark Scaife

        Sep 28, 2017

        Well done everyone. Count me in next year.

        £10.00

      • Mike Coulson

        Mike Coulson

        Sep 20, 2017

        I've helped Beckie with her campaign for some time & will continue #DoingItFoDylan

        £10.00

      • Alexander McLaren

        Alexander McLaren

        Sep 20, 2017

        Good luck with your appeal

        £10.00

      • Amy Astley

        Amy Astley

        Sep 20, 2017

        £20.00

      • Dee Curran

        Dee Curran

        Sep 19, 2017

        I know your pain and I'm sure Dylan will be with you every step of the way. X

        £20.00

      • Brian Fraser

        Brian Fraser

        Sep 19, 2017

        good luck with the fundraising

        £20.00

      • Michele  McCormick

        Michele McCormick

        Sep 18, 2017

        I am incredibly sorry for your loss and I support your efforts to bring awareness to the dangers of open waters. Warmest regards,Michele McCormick, "The Mountain Medium Healer ❤️👀"

        £30.00

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