Matthew Parker, paralegal at Humphries Kirk, took part in the annual RNLI Raft Race at Mudeford Quay to raise funds for the Mudeford lifeboat station as well as supporting Dorset Search and Rescue.
Dorset Search and Rescue is Humphries Kirk Bournemouth office’s charity of the year and paralegal Matthew Parker was keen to join their team for the annual RNLI raft race at Mudeford Quay and raise funds for the lifeboat station.
Dorset Search and Rescue work with the police, coastguard and other emergency services in the search and recovery of missing persons, flood water rescue and support at major incidents.
Matthew Parker commented, “When Dorset Search and Rescue contacted me regarding the RNLI Fun Day to ask if I would be interested in joining their team for the raft race, I was really keen. The Dorset Search and Rescue team are a great bunch and do an incredible job as volunteers in what can be very challenging circumstances; I was delighted to be asked to represent such a worthy organisation.
“The turnout for such a great cause was fantastic and the race itself was great fun despite some very questionable tactics by some of the other teams.”
Paul Martin, fundraising officer at Dorset Search and Rescue, commented, “It was great that Matthew joined us and took part in building the raft beforehand and became part of the crew on the day.”
The popular raft race saw 16 entries compete in two heats down the ‘Mudeford Run’ and thousands turned up to watch. All funds raised went towards Mudeford’s RNLI station.