Thursday, 5 March 2009
Lifesaving champions are looking for sponsorship
Iain Wilson of Kilmarnock, an architect working for Ayr-based ARP Lorimer & Associates, is a Scottish Lifesaving Champion and part of the Scottish Lifesaving squad that is currently busy training and fundraising for the Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships that take place in Edmonton, Canada in June.
[Pictured: members of the Scottish Lifesaving squad. Front row, left to right: Alison Wilson, Louisa Petta, Isobell Miller, Susan Miller. Middle Row: Dawn Fraser, Nicky Gray, Becky McGuire, James Miller, David Lamb, Andrew McAlister. Back Row: Kenneth MacDermid, Joanne Finn, Iain Wilson, Iain McEwan, Calumn MacDermid. Others not in the photo include: Michele Weedy (Team Manager/Coach), Ben Witz, Claire Ormiston, Stacey McAlister, Drew Leitch, Gavin Morrison, Jody Boyes, Chis Harper, Simon Deane, Scott Burnett, David McGuire. CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW / DOWNLOAD FULL -SIZE VERSION.]
In previous years the championships have been held in locations such as England, South Africa and Australia. Scotland has sent a team to this event regularly, with various successes including a number of gold medals over the years.
Scotland’s current squad, including Iain, are all young and full of enthusiasm but it will be costing each competitor around £1500 to travel to Canada, train and buy the necessary kit. The majority of the expense will have to be personally financed, as the Royal Lifesaving Society Scotland Branch has very little money available to support the athletes.
So the squad are looking for sponsors for the trip, and raffle prizes for a fundraising dance.
Companies willing to help should contact:
ARP Lorimer & Associates
Architects and Quantity Surveyors
11 Wellington Square
Ayr KA7 1EN
Tel: 01292 289777
Fax: 01292 288896
The Royal Life Saving Society UK
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