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The Perfect Place
With over 7,000 involved in surf lifesaving across Great Britain, the opportunity to hold the Rescue 2010 world championships in Cornwall offers an unparalleled opportunity to showcase Cornwall, the South West and Great Britain on a world stage.
Sport and physical activity have a major role to play in influencing people’s lives, and what better way of securing activity and capitalising on enthusiasm than host a world championships.
When London was granted the honour of hosting the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games it provided the opportunity to springboard sport to the top of our agenda. What better way to inspire young people, to nuture the ethos of friendship and cooperation than through hosting Rescue 2010, a world championships that puts public service and selfless determination at the heart of our activity. What an opportunity for our Country and what a chance for Cornwall to host the world in a unique carnival, a cultural celebration of service and the sea, in our spectacular, natural environment.
Cornwall sits geographically on the furthest extremes of the South West region of Great Britain. The South West has a long and beautiful coastline so it is only natural that the sea is in our blood. Home to over 5 million people and host to over 26 million people a year, South West England covers over 19% of England’s landmass with an eclectic mix of thriving towns and cities and relaxing rural retreats.
It’s the perfect place for all kinds of sporting activity, both for spectators and competitors. From kite surfing, surfing to gig rowing to coast path walking along the South West Coast path to country pursuits like fishing, horse riding – there is something for everyone. With four world heritage sites within easy travelling distance of Cornwall, numerous listed buildings and parks and gardens and of course the Eden Project there is much to see and do.
The Opening and Closing Ceremonies for Rescue 2010 will be held at the iconic Eden Project giving a rare opportunity of experiencing this world visitor destination in a way that regular visitors do not enjoy.
"At Eden we’ve always enjoyed "sharing our luck" with the county, particularly when something "big" comes along...when a high profile opportunity comes knocking. Many still remember our spectacular presence on the bill for 2005’s Live 8 concerts with "Africa Calling" - a global TV audience of billions was brought to Cornwall that wonderful afternoon.
Rescue 2010 is another cracking opportunity for us to give our unique stage to others trying to bring something world class to Cornwall - and this time to support something deeply rooted in the fabric of Cornwall and its 400 mile coastline.
Rescue 2010 has our wholehearted support and we look forward to playing our full part in an exciting venture which seems tailor made for the county"
Dave Meneer, Marketing Director, Eden Project
Tourism is in our blood – we know how to take care of our visitors, how to provide a warm welcome and look after them. For competitors, officials and families one thing that will set us apart will be the quality of our care to make sure they get the most out of their stay.
Cornwall will provide the perfect beaches and the perfect setting to make sure that Rescue 2010 receives the perfect profile from competitors, officials, volunteers, sponsors and spectators alike.
"Cornwall and in particular its amazing coastline and spectacular beaches are a world-class experience, the coast and cliffs that act as the frame for a fascinating history, cultural and industrial heritage and the brilliant Eden Project. This makes Cornwall the perfect location for the Rescue 2010 World Life Saving Championships - Cornwall has given so much to the world and will provide a brilliant venue for competitors from all over the world to experience the best games ever."
Malcolm Bell, Chief Executive, South West Tourism
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