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24 hour sail for Children in Need at Salterns Sailing Club

by Nikki Mans 17 Nov 2014 16:16 GMT 14 November 2014

A record number of young Salterns sailors "Sailed Through The Night" in fairly clear and sporty wind conditions at the Salterns 24 hour Sailathon for Children in Need. The tally for 2014 so far is an amazing £11,500, which brings our overall 16 year total to £122,500.

It is our iconic event which gives our very fortunate children the chance to fundraise for those much less fortunate children throughout UK, who can then tangibly benefit from our help.

Our very enthusiastic yet sometimes tired and sleepy young members pushed themselves hard to keep a minimum of two boats on the water between 4.30pm Friday 14th and 4.30pm Saturday 15th November. For those who saw them special mention of the underwater lights that delivered a really amazing effect through the hours of darkness. And Pudsey was there throughout, sailing frequently by crewing from boat to boat!

The prize for the most sponsorship funds raised was a VIP trip to Sir Ben Ainslie's British Americas Cup HQ in the New Year. Salterns' Members arrived in their abundance on Saturday to witness the end of the 24 hour Sailathon and bid on the array of sensational Silent Auction goodies including a week in a luxury villa in Antigua, Wembley Football Tickets, work experience at House & Garden, World of Interiors & Limewood with Luke Holder plus a Survival Party with a difference! Treatment Tables included tattoos, nails ands tombola all enjoyed alongside Birgitta's famous Hog Roast lunch.

So a big thank you to all those who donated prizes, bid, took part, baked cakes, gave your time and of course to all our amazing sponsors. Without you all, the event would not have been possible.

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