Totnes Boating Association held their annual Commodore’s Charity Night on 19th September in aid of their chosen charity of the year, Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT). The evening took place in the clubhouse on Steamer Quay Road in Totnes, and was a lively occasion with a charity auction as the main event.
Gifts and pledges from the club’s members were auctioned by club member and DAAT paramedic Adrian Parker. Attendees cited Adrian’s enthusiasm in his auctioneer role as the motivation to bid and maximise funds raised. In total, £1620 were raised which was a record for the event.
Commodore Michael Greaves said, “It was great to be able to raise so much money for a local charity and huge thanks are due to the club’s members for their generosity”.
The cheque was recently presented to Adrian Parker on behalf of DAAT during a small ceremony alongside the club’s moorings on the River Dart.
Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director of Devon Air Ambulance Trust, said, “We are endlessly grateful for the funds the Totnes Boating Association raised for the Charity, especially given their connection to us through our very own Adrian Parker. It is clear they have a vested interest in giving back to the community, and we appreciate their efforts, creating a fabulous evening for their members. Evidently Adrian has a second calling in life besides being a paramedic!”
Pictured: Adrian Parker receives a cheque from Totnes Boating Association Commodore Michael Greaves.