Bantry Bay Adventure Race is a non-profit event which encourages visitors to make the most of Bantry Bay, Whiddy Island and the Sheep’s Head Way.
We were delighted that so many people enjoyed taking part in our event in August 2016.
BBAR is organised by a committee which plans the event, covers insurance and hire costs, and distributes any surplus funds to local charities and organisations. No member of the committee receives any salary or expenses and all work is undertaken in a voluntary capacity.
We are committed to giving all participants and beneficiaries a clear picture of what happens to all funds raised, and so we are setting out here our accounts for 2016.
The inaugural year 2016 raised €5,481 in receipts.
The fully vouched expenses of €1,425.45 were as follows:
• Event insurance €752
• Prizes €375
• €250 Red Cross
• Miscellaneous (€25.95 i.e. signs)
• Miscellaneous €22 (i.e. ties; markers, road paint)
Sum Retained for 2017 Event Costs
The committee has retained a sum of €1,055.55 as a cash reserve to cover expenses related to the 2017 event.
A sum of €3,000 was therefore available for distribution to BBAR’s 3 nominated charities/organisations, namely Cancer Connect, Bantry Inshore Search & Rescue Association, and Whiddy Island Development Association.
Cheques were given to those charities in late 2016.
We are very grateful to our event sponsors for their support which ensured that we were able to distribute substantial sums to some very worthy local causes!
We look forward to seeing you all again in 2016. You can pre-register for the 2017 event today!