On the 3rd of September 2011 two members of the Pakawaste design office, Roy Potter and Richard Harding, will be part of THE CRASH TEST DUMMIES team in action to raise money for charity.
The Crash Test Dummies will be "RACING THE SUN" in the Lake District, competing in 3 separate disciplines. The challenge involves a 50 mile bike ride, hike to the summit of Helvellyn and canoeing a 2.5 mile section of Lake Thirlmere. 80 teams of four are racing from sunrise to sunset raising money for Action Medical Research, a great children's charity dedicated to improving the health of babies and children in the UK.
For almost 60 years the charity has been behind numerous breakthroughs such as the UK polio vaccine, ultrasound scanning in pregnancy, and more recently the fetal heart rate monitor a new state-of-the-art device that could help save thousands of at-risk babies.
Action Medical Research relies entirely on donations to fund a range of research projects that address serious childhood conditions and improve quality of life for children with disabilities. The Charity also supports research to reduce premature birth, prevent pregnancy complications that threaten babies' lives, and find the best ways to care for sick and vulnerable babies
Roy and Richard are looking to involve as many people as possible and raise much needed cash for this well worth Charity - if you wish to sponsor the team, donations can be made online by visiting http://www.action.org.uk/sponsor/crashtestdummies.
Everybody at Pakawaste Ltd wishes Roy and Richard good luck in their mad and courageous attempt to RACE THE SUN.
More details can be found on the website