Sponsored Event – Hartland Coastguard – Bideford 10k

Four members of the Hartland Coastguard team – Chris Johns, James Morley, Kevin Rowe and Jack Coleman are going to do a 10k run in aid of the Coastguard Association.

For two of the team it’s their first ever 10km event and that is a huge achievement so please help by showing your support and helping them raise money for the Coastguard Association.

They will be participating in the Bideford 10k on May 15th 2016.

Everyone here at the CGA wishes them the best of luck and a successful training.

 

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Sponsored Event – Rhondda Rollercoaster Challenge

Paula Rhoddes going complete the Rhondda Roller Coaster Walk, an amazing 26.5 miles with over 5000 feet ascent. This challenging route starts in Trehafod, and follows a clockwise circuit visiting Mynydd y Glyn, Mynydd Dinas, Mynydd William Meyrick, The Bwlch and Ferndale before returning to Trehafod via the iconic Tylorstown Tip on May 16th 2016 on behalf on the Coastguard Association.

For more details of her challenge please visit the walk web site.

 

 

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Thank you

Thank you to Ross-shire and Suntherland District Coastguard Association for their recent donation.

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A big thank you to all the long-serving volunteers who have been involved in the Roos-shire and Sutherland branch of the CGA and a delightful welcome to the newly elected officers and we look forward to working with you all in future.

 

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Congratulations to our Vice Chairman

Congratulations to Terry Bearpark, the vice-chairman of the Coastguard Association, who was presented with his 40 year bar by MCA CEO Sir Alan Massey Thursday 12th November.

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The presentation took place at Dunedin Country House in Patrington, East Yorkshire and was attended by members of   Withernsea Coastguard, Mike Bill and Fran Wilkins of Humber Coastguard and Stuart Arundel (CGA Chair), Alan Fisher (CGA Treasurer) and Paul Davig (CGA Almoner).

Terry started as an  Auxiliary Coastguard at Humber MRSC when it was based at Kilnsea, he then moved to Spurn Point in 1975 as a channel 16 radio operator.  In the 80s in transferred to Withernsea CG after Humber CG moved to Bridlington.

 Terry was also awarded Chief Coastguard’s Commendation in the early 90s.

 Terry is a founder member of Humber Coastguard Association which started about 40 years ago and has been their Chairman for many years,  we are also delighted to say that he is a founder member of the National Coastguard Association too, and has given us around 40 years of service too – as in 2016 we celebrate 40 years of the CGA.

During his time in service Terry has been involved in numerous rescues and searches.

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Photos kindly provided by: Peter Harbour

 

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