In 2015 our Dad, Peter Colvin, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. MND is a rapidly progressing incurable disease which has massively impacted our lives. We, Ellen, Sophie and Kat Colvin along with a strong team of friends and volunteers, have put together Nervous Wrecks to raise money for the MND Association and Sailability.
The Motor Neurone Disease Association support people diagnosed with MND, fund lifesaving research and life extending drugs.
We’re running a sailing event as Dad has been heavily involved in sailing and Burghfield Sailing Club since cycling 10 miles for after school sailing in his teens. Dad got involved with the club more recently through Kat, encouraging her from beginner to world class standard. On the circuit, Dad acted as safety at Optimist, RS Feva and 420 events, was general Mr. Fix it for both dinghies and RIBs and finally acted as Safety Lead for the GBR 420 Class Association.
At the club, Dad has been heavily involved in the club through the committee moving from Bosun to Rear Commodore, facilitating the maintenance of the powerboats, assisting in the creation of the clubs latest training rooms and supporting and encouraging the improvement of the clubs development wherever possible.
In addition, Dad has volunteered with Burghfield Sailability and supported the London 2012 Paralympics on the water.
The event will be a battle of nerves between competitors with a light hearted social in the evening including live bands, hog roast and many different types of beer! The event is open to all whether you want to compete, bob around the course or just have a few beers in the evening. All proceeds from the event will be split between the MND Association and Sailability – the charity providing boating regardless of disability.
A special thanks goes out to our organising team: The Bullock Family, Andy and Virginia Leigh, Winn Kenrick and David Baddeley who have been friends throughout the last 15 years at BSC.