Prescot Boys’ Rapid Fundraiser for Adoption Charity

By on Friday, September 20, 2013

Jamie_CarmanA proud dad from Prescot will be battling white water rapids for three hours to raise money for an adoption charity.

Jamie Carman, an adoptive father of two boys (pictured), is joining fourteen of his friends and family for the rafting adventure on 19 October. The course is on the River Dee in Llangollen, North Wales.

The team aim to raise at least £3,000 for the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), and they are still looking for sponsors to help them reach their fundraising target.

“I want to give something back to BAAF to help them support future adoptions,” Jamie told Prescot Online.

His own mum and stepdad were foster carers when he was a teenager, and when they had finished bringing up their own four children, they decided to adopt a three-year-old.

Following in his parents’ footsteps, Jamie and his wife adopted their first child in 2011 and their second in 2013.

In an article on the BAAF website, he wrote: “My wife and I are both passionate about adoption and the positive effect that it can have on a child’s life as well as the amazing work that foster carers all over the UK do every single day.


“We are both signed up as Adoption Champions with BAAF and extol the many joys of adoption to anybody who will listen. We had talked for a while about arranging a charity event of some kind in aid of BAAF so when my wife spotted a link on their website about whitewater rafting, I could not sign up quick enough!”

Others in the rafting team all grew up in and around Prescot. The other lads are (pictured with wives and girlfriends) Chris Davies, John Whelan, Lee Carman, Jack Carman, Mark Moran, Phil Williams, Neil Brannelly, Chris Hodkinson, Karl Jones, Paul Tinsley, John McIntyre, Barry Hunt, Stewart Fildes and Anthony Allcock.

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