With all of the hustle and bustle in life, we sometimes forget what is important. Making sure that we are keeping up with friends and family should be a top priority. Along with that, helping out in our communities is a great way to give back . One jet ski club is doing just that, the Gwynedd jet-skiing group. They hosted their annual charity event, Blackrock Blast, where they raised over $12,547 or €10,000. Scott Beeland who is the organizer of the event says that, “The money this year will be split between the Welsh Air Ambulance and Blood Bikes Wales, a charity that delivers urgent blood all over Wales.”
This year’s ride makes it the third time the Gwynedd jet-skiing group has done this charity ride. The event is a 100km ride along the beautiful northern Wales coastline. Over the last three years, there has been a growing number of riders but this year there were 100 riders who joined! It all started back in 2016 when Scott Beeland wanted to create an event where people who love riding watercraft would be able to work with the community and help raise money for non-government funded organizations.
In 2017 the club raised $5,295 or €4,220, in 2018 they raised $10,791 or €8,600 which means that as long as this club keeps hosting this event, they will continue to raise more money each year. Being able to raise over $12,547 is amazing, especially when they will be donating it to organizations that help their local communities.
This event is a perfect example of how people are able to combine their passion for riding person watercrafts and helping out their local communities. At the end of the day, it does not matter if you have a brand new ski or an old one, if you are out riding with friends and helping raise money for an organization, there really is not anything better. Keep up the great work PWC Gwynedd!