Jersey: Bedell Cristin BVI Sponsors Swim The Sound
Last Updated: 18 June 2014

Nearly 150 people gathered to participate in the Swim the Sound fund raising event earlier this month (June 1) and between them they raised over $US 21,000 for Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR).

Law firm, Bedell Cristin, was one of the sponsors on the day and provided kit bags for every competitor, while Bedell senior associate Erica Mandryko was among the competitors who took part in the two mile swim. Participants gathered at Saba rock to take part and either swam or competed in the paddle boarding event, with the finish at Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda.

VISAR is the officially recognised search and rescue service in the BVI providing 24 hour cover every day of the year in close co-operation with the Royal BVI police, fire and ambulance services. Provided on an entirely voluntary basis and dedicated to saving life at sea, the organisation estimates it requires $US 250,000  each year to support its life saving activities. The Swim the Sound event is one of four major fund raisers during the year.

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