British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue


2009-09-18 16:47:06

BDMLR Sussex Summer fundraising events

Fundraising for BDMLRWell it's been a good summer for BDMLR Sussex! We took part in three fundraising events in the last few months starting with the Eastbourne Emergency Services Display back in July. This was a two day event during which we had a stand selling merchandise and talking to the public about our work. The dolphins really came into action with Neil dressing up in the Dolphin outfit which went down a treat with all the kids and also a few Mothers and Grandmothers who could not resist coming up to hug him! There was also a very entertaining dolphin puppet show produced by Mike who couldn’t have failed to have got rather bad arm ache after spending all that time under the table!! A very big thanks to both of them as it really drew the folks in! Also a big thanks to Charlie, Stephen, Angela, Sam and Helen for all your help, we couldn’t have done it without you!

Next was Selsey RNLI day, again we had a stand this time with Tombola and pin the fin on the dolphin which went down a treat with the kids, a big thanks to Charlie for that one! Neil had a change of identity and underwent metamorphoses into a seal and tried to make a hasty get away on someone’s mobility buggy much to all our amusement! The sun brought lots of folks out which was a bonus, we had a number of people enquire about courses so fingers crossed we have secured a few more budding medics to be for the future!

Last but not least was Pagham Harbour Marine Madness Day, again we had a stand and this time a selection of inflatable animals of which we put the dolphin to good use doing three rescue displays to the public. A big thanks to Charlie and Neil once again, also to Gill and Rachel for all their help, as always it is very much appreciated!

All in all we raised a total of £324.42, a very big well done and many thanks again to all!

Sharon Gisby
Sussex Coordinator