Yesterday, on a sweltering afternoon dominated by a great victory of 11 Englishmen playing with an odd shaped ball, the Cavs worked their way around a few York pubs collecting money for the York Rescue Boat.
Surrounded by happy footballing fans, it was great to hear how many local people know about the amazing service provided by the volunteers on the boat. They go out on 100 nights every year – plus another 100 emergency call outs – to pick people out of the rivers Ouse and Foss; patrol the riverbanks to ensure people remain safe when out of sight of the roads and assist vulnerable people who are attracted to the water.
Cavs player Dave Hartley is one of the founding members of the York Rescue Boat and he said ”As a long time member of York Rugby Union Football Club, it’s really pleasing to see the team back the rescue boat so well and we are delighted that the money raised will all go to much needed equipment so that we can continue our work on the river”
The fundraising was organised by another Cavs player Nick “Gundog” Bradley who said “Being new to the area I wanted to support a great local cause and these amazing volunteers on the boat, and onshore, help to keep us and our families safe when enjoying living in York”.
York Cavs are also planning a series of other events at York RUFC next season and if you can help in any way from organising events to raising funds please contact Nick Bradley on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07500 085444.
Updated 11:25 - 18 Jul 2018 by Ian Coe