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Friday 28 April 2017

Battle of the contractors to raise funds for West Cork Rapid Response

This event will take place in Kartworld in Watergrasshill from 4pm on Saturday, January 21
This event will take place in Kartworld in Watergrasshill from 4pm on Saturday, January 21
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Following a farm related accident last year and the response of West Cork Rapid Response, a group of agri-related people are organising an agricultural related fund-raiser for West Cork Rapid Response.

A group of contractors, employees, friends and colleagues came up with the novel idea of hosting a battle of the contractors event (without the tractors) at the karting centre in Watergrasshill Co. Cork in order to raise funds and give back to Rapid Response as well as help educate people on health and safety and the dangers around machinery.

West Cork Rapid Response (WCRR) is an entirely voluntary group working in partnership with and supporting the existing HSE Emergency Medical services. 

The Rapid Response Vehicle and volunteers are declared National Ambulance Service assets based in and serving all of West Cork.

According to organisers of the event, Jason van der Velde and the team do trojan work by responding to accidents and emergencies as a volunteer paramedic with his own jeep and equipment and have saved numerous lives in West cork over recent years including numerous work related accidents and due to his volunteer efforts he has directly saved countless lives throughout West Cork over the last number of years.

This event will take place in Kartworld in Watergrasshill from 4pm on Saturday, January 21 and on the night 23 teams consisting of five members each will battle it out on the track to be crowned champions.

Due to overwhelming support, the Race Card for the night is full but the crowds will be entertained with sumo wrestling, a raffle and competitions to predict the race results on the night.

All spectators and supporters are welcome on the night. All proceeds from the night are in aid of Dr. Jason van der Velde and West Cork Rapid Response. Anyone who cannot attend can donate to the cause on Go Fund Me.

In addition, Dr. Jason will be on site during the event giving safety demonstrations in relation to common workplace accidents in farming.

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