Thursday, April 14, 2011

Battistinis, Devises to Westminster . . . . . . .

Battistinis, Devises to Westminster . . . . .

Devizes Westminster International Canoe Race is one of the ultimate tests of endurance. Travelling for 125 miles in kayak or canoe from Devizes to Westminster, it pushes competitors to their physical and mental limits.

This truly is one of the most physically demanding events you could ever attempt, well that is if you are strong enough to even consider the challenge! All of us here may be a little more suited to a bike with two wheels but we do know a couple of folk that have exactly what it takes, with between them have more World Championship kayak medals than we ever will! Ben Brown and Ivan Lawler are entering the race this year in K2 and in our book are odds on to come away with the gold but that’s not all as they are also racing for a great cause being “Right to Play” which all of us have no excuse not to support!

“Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills, and foster peace for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Working in both the humanitarian and development context, Right To Play trains local community leaders as Coaches to deliver our programs in more than 20 countries affected by war, poverty, and disease in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.”

Further info here: Right To Play

Ben and Ivan are hoping to raise £25, 000, so to help them on there way simply donate through JustGiving:

Its simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe and they will never send you any unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

In Ben#s words: “I’m always Tweeting and Facebooking my preparations and will do leading right up to when I go to bed the night before, then one of my support crew will hijack my twitter account to give brutally honest mid-race updates and photos all of Easter Sunday with our finishing time being posted late Sunday evening… so if you don’t have a twitter account, get one!”

Remember that the Battistinis Custom Centre incorporating the ‘Rockers Cafe’ is open:

Mon to Friday: 8.30am – 5.30 pm

Saturday: 9.00am – 5.00 pm

Sunday: Pre-arranged events only. (See in store for posters)

Battistinis UK Ltd

Battistinis Custom Centre

1172-1180 Christchurch Road


Dorset, BH7 6DY


Telephone: +44 (0)1202 437400




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