Seven Crazy Donkeys ride 350 miles in 4 days for Channel Island Air Search.
8th May 2012
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Channel Islands Air Search is set to receive the benefits of the efforts of seven local cyclists.  The group, nicknamed 'The Crazy Donkeys', is already in training for the huge task of cycling from Geneva to Nice in May.

 

The Crazy Donkeys, a group of friends who wanted to set themselves a difficult challenge and raise money for charity, will complete the ride over four days, covering some 350 miles which includes four long mountain climbs, the longest being just over six miles. All team members are self-funded so all money donated will go to their chosen charity.

 

The team, comprising of Alex Ford and Sam Rowe from Sarnia Estate AgentsElise StillwellRobert RidoutToni Clayton, Maria Soler and Ross Coppolo, are aiming to raise £10,000 and are already several months into their training for the event which runs from 26th - 29th May.

 

The chosen charity, Channel Islands Air Search, is a voluntary organisation assisting in saving lives at sea and providing other rescue services with their 'eyes in the sky' aeroplane.  The charity was formed in 1980 and since then, the service has helped save many lives.

 

Channel Islands Air Search is funded entirely by donations, with the plane manned by a full crew of volunteers on standby 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year.  The aircraft, a Britten Norman Islander called Lions Pride, is equipped with the latest technolgoy and instruments to help search for missing vessels and people in almost any weather.

 

The cyclists were eager to keep the funds raised within the Channel Islands and chose Channel Islands Air Search due to their total reliance on charitable donations and the fact that they cover the entire Channel Islands and adjacent French coast searching for people both on land and at sea. It is a key search and rescue asset for the Channel Islands.

 

Crazy Donkeys would be grateful for any donations to help them meet their target!!  

 

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