Bolingey Barbarians have donated three 14ft canoes including paddles, helmets and buoyancy aids to BF Adventure. The canoes will support BF Adventure’s focused charitable programmes, as well as their activity days which raise money to support the overall operation of the charity.
The canoes had a special launch when CAAP (Cornwall Accessible Activities Program) came to visit BF Adventure at the end of the summer along with the Bolingey Barbarians. The canoes were tried and tested and much fun was had by all.
CAAP was formed by a group of parents of children with additional needs, to support families to access activities during school holidays. They seek grant funding to subsidise activities either for the disabled child, for both the disabled child and their siblings or for the whole family to attend. CAAP are regular visitors to BF Adventure where they can enjoy a whole host of activities without restriction.
BF Adventure is incredibly grateful to the Bolingey Barbarians for their donation. The club formed in 1993 following an ad-hoc rugby match to raise funds for children’s charities, as the match was so successful it was agreed to form a club and continue with this mission. Each season the Club selects an organisation that supports children’s causes and donates funding for specific items that will enhance the children’s wellbeing. Only organisations in Cornwall are selected.
Adrian Richards CEO at BF Adventure commented: “It was fantastic to see the Bolingey Barbarians at BF Adventure and show them the site. CAAP were here on an activity day so it was a great way to show off their donation to the max. with the quarry full of children having fun on their Mad River canoes. Every donation is incredibly important to us as we could not continue as a charity without it. I would like to say a huge thank you to the club for their donation and we look forward to seeing them back here again soon.”