Bury St Edmunds Triathlon Festival to be held to raise money for SARS

Left to right: Ann Morley, SARS volunteer, Sue Roots - fundraising officer for SARS, Tim Daniels SAR

Left to right: Ann Morley, SARS volunteer, Sue Roots - fundraising officer for SARS, Tim Daniels SARS trustee and critical care paramedic, Mark Daly, partner with Greene & Greene Solicitors, and Michael Batty, senior partner with Greene & Greene Solicitors. Picture: GREENE AND GREENE - Credit: Archant

More than 300 athletes will take part in the second Bury St Edmunds Triathlon Festival which is taking place on Sunday.

Left to right: Mark Daly, partner with Greene & Greene Solicitors, Ann Morley, SARS volunteer, Tim D

Left to right: Mark Daly, partner with Greene & Greene Solicitors, Ann Morley, SARS volunteer, Tim Daniels (driver's seat) SARS trustee and critical care paramedic, Sue Roots, fundraising officer for SARS, and Michael Batty, senior partner with Greene & Greene Solicitors. Picture: GREENE AND GREENE - Credit: Archant

The festival, which is being held at Abbeycroft Leisure and organised by HaverSports, will see participants take part in a variety of events including triathlon, aquathlon and duathlon with varying distances to suit all ages and abilities.

The event, sponsored by Bury-based Greene and Greene Solicitors, is being held in support of emergency medical charity Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS).

Michael Batty, senior partner at Greene and Greene Solicitors, said: “We support many local events, charities and community groups and are delighted to be sponsoring the Bury Tri Festival in our 125th Anniversary year.

“SARS is an incredible charity, which depends on voluntary fundraising and donations in order to help treat patients at the scenes of serious incidents throughout Suffolk and its neighbouring counties.”


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Sue Roots, fundraising officer for SARS said: “Our charity relies on donations to fund the equipment and training which enables our clinicians to provide the best possible level of prehospital care to the patients they treat.

“The awareness that this event has generated has been brilliant and the funds raised will help us tremendously.

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“We wish everyone a successful day and thank them wholeheartedly for their support.”

The organisers and sponsors have also praised other businesses which have shown support for the event, including Bury Developments, Winfresh (UK) Ltd and official hydration partners – iPro Sport.

Sophie Christy, commerical director for iPro Sport said: “We were keen to be involved to help further support the fantastic work of SARS – whose doctors and paramedics volunteer in their spare time to respond to emergency calls and who are often the first on the scene.

“We wish everyone involved the very best of luck and we hope that the event raises awareness and much needed funds for SARS.”

The Bury Tri Festival will also include demonstrations by the SARS team, specialist Bury St. Edmunds bike shop Revel Outdoors, and refreshment stalls.

Anyone wishing to donate to SARS can do so at www.sars999.org.uk/donate

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