Following the success of last year’s event, Greene & Greene Solicitors is delighted to announce that they will be continuing their sponsorship of the St Ed’s Tri Festival which will be returning to Bury St Edmunds later this summer.
The event, organised by Haversports will take place at Abbeycroft Leisure on Sunday 11th August. The 2019 festival will see athletes of all abilities take part in a variety of events, including; Triathlon, Aquathlon, and Duathlon whilst at the same time raising vital funds for SARS, Suffolk’s emergency medical charity.
HaverSports Director Jack Tappin said
The event was extremely popular in 2018 and by running the festival later this year it is sure to appeal to a wide range of both new and returning competitors. A pool swim, fast cycle through village roads and a flat run course make it ideal for novices, with a longer distance available for veteran entrants too.
Michael Batty, Senior Partner at Greene & Greene, said
We are delighted to be able to sponsor the St Ed’s Tri Festival again this year particularly after the success of last year’s event. SARS’ specialist volunteers provide an invaluable service attending the scenes of serious accidents across the East of England and assisting with lifesaving interventions. As SARS is reliant upon fundraising and donations events like the Festival are essential to ensure the continuation of the exceptional resource that the organisation provides. With this year’s event taking place in August it is guaranteed to be held in warmer weather than last year’s and we hope this will encourage an even larger number of competitors from the local community and further afield to take part.
Since it was founded in 1972, SARS has treated thousands of patients and helped to save hundreds of lives. The emergency medical charity provides specialist volunteer responders who support the East of England Ambulance Service at the scenes of serious incidents – in the home or at the roadside. SARS responders include anaesthetists and critical care paramedics who can undertake advanced medical procedures not normally possible outside the hospital environment. These can be truly life-saving interventions as well as helping reduce the chances of patients suffering permanent disability. All SARS responders volunteer in their spare time and without charge to the patient.
SARS relies entirely on voluntary donations to help fund equipment and training.
Sue Roots, from beneficiary charity SARS, said:
We’re delighted to be the charity partner for the St Eds’ Tri Festival again this year. Regular support like this is so vital in helping maintain our charitable activity across Suffolk and the East of England. SARS volunteers are helping critically ill patients every week, many from around the Bury area so it is heartening to have a high profile local sporting event help support our work and raise vital funds towards life-saving equipment and training.
Entries are open now. For more details about the event and to enter please visit: www.haversports.com.
In addition to the main event Greene & Greene will also be inviting local businesses and associates to enter a team of 3 as part of a ‘Triathlon Team Relay’. Each team will complete a 300m Swim, a 22km Cycle and a 5km Run. More details of this very special event will be announced next month.
If you would like to fundraise at the St Eds Tri for SARS you can do so by setting up a fundraising page at either of the following links: www.localgiving.com/sars or www.justgiving.com/sars or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the services offered by Greene & Greene Solicitors please visit www.greene-greene.com and follow on Twitter @GreeneGreeneLaw.