Chris Greenaway

Chris’ Marathon, 3 Peaks and 100km Challenges for SARA Launch Tractor appeal

Fundraising for SARA
raised of £3,000 target
by 55 supporters
Event: Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge 2024, on 22 June 2024 Start fundraising for this event
Worcester Marathon, 9 May 2024
In memory of Emily Bomken

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RCN 1193634
We perform land and water search and rescue to save lives in & around the River Severn


In November 22, Imogen’s sister, mother of 2, tragically took her own life. SARA worked tirelessly through the night and over the subsequent days to try and find her having fallen into the river Severn.

This money is to support the fantastic work the Severn Area Rescue Association do, specifically the Beachley Launch Tractor appeal.

“Beachley lifeboats are launched down the slipway under the M48 bridge. The machine we use today, and which has served us magnificently for over 20 years, is a dumper truck re-engineered by a SARA team member. However, it now spends a lot of time stripped down for repairs that are increasingly unsustainable, so the time has come to retire this much loved machine and replace it” - SARA Beachley.

This effort has three legs. Worcester Marathon 19th May, 3 Peaks challenge weekend of 26th May, Cotswold 100km ultra challenge 22nd June.

Having done the London marathon in 2016, the thought was perhaps that another marathon would not encourage people to support the cause. However, now being closer to 40 than 30 with a family of 3 young girls and a busy job, this is more difficult than last time and the 100km Ultra is far more than anything I have tried before. Whilst we were on it, we thought we would throw in the 3 peaks in between the marathon and ultra as well.

Hopefully this will be enough to encourage people to help support the crucial and amazing work the volunteers at SARA do which can be far more challenging and requires more commitment than all of the above!

Thank you in advance for any support

About the charity


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RCN 1193634
SARA is the largest multi-disciplinary search and rescue organisation in the UK. It operates inshore lifeboats on the tidal Severn, Wye and Usk, and provides inland water and land search & rescue throughout the Severn Area, 24x7x365 with over 150 qualified all-volunteer crew from 6 Stations.

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