Pole Vault fundraiser at Lewes Athletic Club
Lewes Pole-Vaulters aim high to commemorate the Battle of Lewes
Founded in 1984, Lewes Athletic Club has provided an inclusive environment for people of all ages to experience and enjoy the full range of athletic disciplines. The club has a thriving youth academy and, since 2005, a hugely successful Pole-Vault group coordinated and developed by Rick Pilling. The club now boasts many of the country’s top young pole vaulters including a number of national, regional and county champions.
However, success of this order attracts additional costs, with equipment wearing out faster than normal and the current spike cover is falling apart and needs replacing (this cover protects the landing area from the athletes’ spikes).
On the 4th May, over 20 members of the group will be at the Lewes track, taking part in an event to raise the £2500 required to replace the current spike cover.
Starting at 10:00 AM, the vaulters are aiming to jump an accumulated height of 1264 metres (the date of the Battle of Lewes) by vaulting continuously for over 6 hours.
Anyone wishing to lend their support, bring food (cake will be most appreciated), or contribute, would be most welcome on the day. A Just Giving page has also been set up and donations can be made here. Any surplus funds raised will be used to update old equipment or buy new poles.