Barton member to run London Marathon dressed as a Pulley Block

Barton Marine team member Darren Tuff will be running the London Marathon this weekend (3 October) dressed as a Barton Pulley Block.

Tuff is running to raise money for Wednesday Junior Sailing (WJS), a programme designed to encourage young people onto the water so they can develop new life skills. The award-winning scheme, run as a community programme by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, aims to encourage children to learn sailing, rowing and basic seamanship. 

Suzanne Blaustone, Barton Marine CEO says: “Running the London Marathon is no easy feat – but try doing it in a Barton block costume! Darren is helping to raise funds to ensure these great kids from every background have the opportunity to experience sailing and water sports. Every fiver counts. Please give a little or a lot – but help us keep these kids on the water.”  

People can donate via the JustGiving page, which has currently raised just under half of its £3,000 target.

Children come from all types of local and home schools to attend the Wednesday afternoon club and training sessions. Since 1984, Wednesday Junior Sailing has enabled local children over the age of eight to experience watersports in a safe, managed environment. The afternoon summer sessions generally attract over 100 children, across two afternoon sessions, with the children learning to sail with special instruction and the fleet of dinghies all provided by a team of volunteers.  

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