Great Sussex Bath Race
On Sunday the 12th of June 2016 18 teams from local Sussex Businesses competed in a fun filled rafting challenge to raise essential funds for two charities, Lifecentre, and Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice. Provided with simply bath tubs and raft building equipment this quirky competition exercised brains and brawn as the teams had to build a raft and then paddle them 250 yards competing in heats
Winners of the heats were then pitted against each other in the afternoon in an adrenalin pumping final of which Henry Adams from Chichester won, while the BNI Hove team containing our very own Events Manager Alex, were victors in the Demolition Derby taking the trophy by cleverly evading damage from the teams in the chaotic no holds barred race.
The Great Sussex bath race is a fantastic twist on thetraditional raft building team exercises, pitting local businesses against each other to raise money for two local charities, the Chestnut Tree House Hospice, and Lifecentre. Lifecentre is a UK based charity that supports survivors of rape & sexual abuse. It offers a national helpline and a counselling team based in Sussex, England. Maggie Ellis, Lifecentre Founder, and Director explained “The Great Sussex Bath Race has raised much-needed funds for Lifecentre’s vulnerable clients – many of them children, some as young as 4 – who have all suffered sexual abuse. The £16,000 raised last year has made such a difference to so many lives.”
Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for Sussex and South East Hampshire and cares for 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with life-limiting illnesses. We are delighted to confirm we raised £1000 for this event.