We have had a great summer
Over the last 6 months LNC Activities and Training Team aimed for Gold and we can say we have achieved it.
The Senior Leadership Team would like to say a huge THANK YOU and well done to our dedicated Team, Extended Business Supporters, Friends, Family and yourselves for partcipating.
LNC Activities and Training was Founded in 2006, and has developed over the years into what it is today, we are a not for proffit, Social Enterprise, and we are run by a team of dedicated Volunteers, our oxford centre is currently having a makeover.
The LNC AT Team would like to share with you our sucess stories of the Summer, and hopefully see you again on one of our events or courses.
All our projects are self funding, and we can not have done it with out the huge number of donations we recieve from our supporting companies, and we would like to say a huge Thank You to our current benefactors. please click here.
What we are able to achieve with this support
In August this year, it was a great pleasure to work alongside a local Children's Hospice, and allow two very sick young children out on the water, one of which was William RIP had a rare case of Leukemia and cerebral Pusey, and his wish was to play on the water in a boat,
With 2 of our senior instructors, we arranged to get William out in a Canoe, with 14 Infusion Pumps and Oxygen attached, plus monitoring equipment, not a easy challenge, but we managed it, with safety plans, and medical teams and ambulance teams involved, we got him out on the water, were by the end of the session he was self paddling a canoe, Mum and Dad were in Tears we all were and still to this day brings us to tears.
Our staff went to visit him, and he was buzzing for the next 10 days, till he sadly passed away, but we were left with one wish from William, please do not forget me, and help other sick people to paddle like I did with you, that was amazing thank you.
BBC Country File Live
LNC Activities and Training played host to thousands of first-time Canoe and Kayakers at BBC Countryfile Live this August, The live event at Blenheim Palace Oxfordshire,this was the ideal venue to let the Great British Public experience the fun of kayaking and Canoeing in the estate's spectacular waterside setting.
Over the four days the LNC team voluntarily ran over 700 daily 'Have a go!' sessions, this allowed mum, dad, the kids of all ages and even the grandparents to be part of the fun.
This is how the many of the UKs Gold Medal Canoe and Kayak Olypians have started their carrers with a simple taster session.
Families booked in with the team from angling charity Get Hooked on Fishing and LNC Outdoors for free canoe and fishing sessions.
This joined up offer of boating and angling was a huge hit with over 5,000 booking on for the fishing, coracles, canoe and kayak have-a-go activities, and a packed waterside zone where hundreds more families could experience the fun of the waterside, there was even a option to watch the Coracle Society build their historic craft.
Word soon spread round the cast of the TV show about the waterside activity with presenters Matt Baker, Tom Heap, Adam Henson and Anita Rani coming to see the coracles, Kayaks and Canoes. There was even the odd photograph of the presenters paddling or casting a line.
We know as a team we had a great time at the show and it was nice to see so many of you enjoying yourselves, maybe you could share them on Facebook and Twitter your pictures, highlights and fun at the waterside.
Save the Date now for 2017, LNC Activities and Training are already planning for next years show, it would be great to see you all there.
The Water Search & Rescue Team have been busy out to 36 Call out in June, July and August
22 Missing People
3 Vehicle Inciedents
11 Flooded Properties
The Water Search & Rescue Team is a voluntary search & rescue team that works on a pager call out system 24/7 365 days a year, the whole operation relies on the kindness of donations we recieve, with out these we can not support the work we do.
Our purpose is to provide response and operational support to the Fire Service, Police and Ambulance in a range of situations including;
Responding nationally to flooding under the DEFRA Concept of Operations
Water rescue incidents within the local area
Local & widespread flooding
Flood support to local communities including flood evacuation
Searches for missing and vulnerable people
Provide support during times of adverse weather conditions
Provide support at water related incidents when required
Due to national funnding cuts services like us are being called upon more often.
If you would like to find out more how to help the team, as a volunteer or make a donation to keep our services going please click here.
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