Eight kayakers will be taking park in a kayaking challenge around Malta, Gozo and Filfla on Saturday, to raise much-needed funds for the St John Rescue Corps.
Andrew Grech, commissioner and corps commander, said that “The COVID-19 emergency has, among others, delayed our efforts to acquire a new rescue boat. We will be reviving the project through this fundraising event, tagged #Kayak4StJohnRescue.”
The corps will be providing logistical support, rescue and first aid service throughout the 24-hour challenge.
With a total of 57 volunteers actively contributing to the efforts of the corps during the pandemic, between March and May, the NGO contributed 341 hours in volunteer training, 826 hours in community service, 36 hours in firefighting assistance, 53.5 hours at CPD station duties, and 459 hours in other duties.
“We are now looking ahead and seeking to return to a new normality, with training for our volunteers recommencing and we are preparing to restart our training courses for the public,” Grech explained.
People are invited to donate to this noble cause, and they have been already, as some of the funds needed to purchase the rescue boat have already been collected!
And to close off the weekend, we have an update on the #Kayak4StJohnRescue fundraising, as we've reached 3️⃣0️⃣% of the…
One can donate at www.sjrcmalta.org/donate/. Donations specifically to the kayaking challenge, should include #Kayak4StJohnRescue as a message.
More information may also be found via the Corps’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sjrmalta/.