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Weʼre raising £2,000 to help raise funds for St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Eastbourne and Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards

Eastbourne, UK

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Sovereign Lighthouse Challenge 2018

Whilst training for the Surf Life Saving GB Masters competition due to take place in Cornwall on the 18th/19th I wanted a challenge to enhance motivation and encouragement to boost training and raise funds for both Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards and St Wilfrid’s Hospice. Hence, it was suggested to undertake an extreme challenge to paddle using a racing paddleboard to the Sovereign Lighthouse and back - something that has never been done before. Continuing training throughout the cold winter months has been a real challenge but training is going well and if you walk along the promenade at Eastbourne at the weekend you will have probably seen me, a mad man on a paddleboard.

I hope to this on 22nd July, although this will depend on the weather on the day. Paddling from EVLG clubhouse to the Sovereign Lighthouse and back, at a total of 14 miles (22.5 km) is expected to take 4 hours. The safety boat cover for the challenge will be provided by members of the Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards. Some of the club members have also decided to join the challenge to help raise funds using racing ski’s, lifeguard canoe and others swimming part of the route.

Since July 2017 my mother has been unwell with cancer resulting in a lot of trips to the hospital and treatment. I continued my training throughout this difficult time but Mum was still encouraging and supporting my training and the Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards. Mum enjoyed knitting and made bobble hats in the club colours for the team to wear at competitions and events. Sadly my Mum passed away on 9th January 2018 in St Wilfrid‘s Hospice. The care and support Mum and the whole family received from all the staff was outstanding.

Therefore, the funds I raise will be split between Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards and St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Eastbourne, both of which organisations that heavily rely on the support of the local community to help continue the amazing work they do. St Wilfrid’s Hospice provides specialist care to individuals with progressive and life limiting illnesses and their families and aim to change people’s preconceptions about end of life care. Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards has been training young lifesavers and promoting water safety within the local community for over 65 years. The club offers training and qualifications to develop essential, lifelong personal survival skills, water based rescue skills and first aid skills, as well as actively taking part in a range of lifesaving competitions for indiviuals of all ages.

Training is going well and I’m looking forward to the 22nd July. Any donations will be greatly appreciated.

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  • Neil Pamment1 month ago
    Neil Pamment

    Neil Pamment

    1 month ago

    We completed the challenge on Saturday 21st July. It was decided to move to Saturday due to weather conditions. We completed the challenge in 4 hours 20 mins including a break at the tower My daughters who were supporting in the safety boats both jumped into the water and swam the last mile of the challenge It was great to have so many supporters on the shore when we arrived back. Thank you to all for support and donations Neil

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  • Neil Pamment1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    All systems go for the challenge today Saturday 21st . Due to weather conditions we will be setting off around 8-30 from Voluntary Clubhouse

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  • Neil Pamment1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    Training is going well and loving the increase in the water temperature. Recently been to Cornwall and poppped into SNUGG wetsuits and measured for a custom made wetsuit that I will use for my training and the challenge. This weekend I paddled from Birling Gap to Eastbourne stopping for a quick cup of tea with Daisy and Milly and then continued with some training. The challenge date may change to 21st July but will be weather conditions dependant.

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  • April -

    April -

    Aug 10, 2018

    Very great work, Neil and Gaz and Kris! Amazing cause, well done guys!⭐️🌟

    £10.00

  • harvey ferrari

    harvey ferrari

    Aug 10, 2018

    Great cause! Harv from lifeguards

    £10.00

  • Alan Marsh

    Alan Marsh

    Aug 8, 2018

    £10.00

  • Trish Hynes

    Trish Hynes

    Aug 2, 2018

    Well done Neil! Trish(Clare's gin club friend!)

    £10.00

  • Dave Cracknell

    Dave Cracknell

    Aug 1, 2018

    Well done Neil.☺

    £20.00

  • GARY BRICKLEY

    GARY BRICKLEY

    Jul 27, 2018

    Well done Neil- very impressive!

    £30.00

  • Julie Rickards

    Julie Rickards

    Jul 25, 2018

    Worthy causes, well done Neil and the team. From Julie and family.

    £10.00

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