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Ben Bradshaw MP Support
"Cornwall would be the ideal place for this event. As Britain's main seaside holiday destination and surfing centre, the county would make the perfect host for the championships. The South West also has lots to offer for participants and spectators stone tiles before, during and after the competition. I fully support this bid." Office of Ben Bradshaw MP, House of Commons
Support From Sir Menzies Campbell
"This is a fantastic chance for Britain (and Cornwall) to host a great sporting event, which will also provide an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the importance we attach to lifesaving. And - as a former Olympian - I cannot think of a better prelude to the 2012 Games. I am confident that there will be huge public solar panel installation support across the country to make this a resounding success."
Support From David Cameron
'The chance to bring the Surf Life Saving Championships to Britain in 2010 is one that I support wholeheartedly. Surf Lifesaving uniquely combines public spanish courses service with sporting endeavour. It embodies courage and service and this Great Britain bid has my full support.' David Cameron MP, Leader of the Opposition
HRH Duke of Edinburgh Endorsement
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Gordon Brown Endorsement
'The Government is committed to major sporting events being hosted in this country and is fully supportive of the bid to bring the Lifesaving World Championships to the United Kingdom. I have no doubt that a successful bid will help to improve the profile of surf executive jets lifesaving within the UK, and help create a legacy of sporting commitment and volunteering ahead of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.' Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown
Sir Roger Bannister
'As a former sailor of yachts I have always had a healthy respect for the sea and its dangers. Anything that reduces the ever present risk to life like these Championships must be supported. So I wish the campaign for Rescue 2010 every success.'
Amateur Swimming Association
'It gives me great language teachers pleasure to support the bid to bring the 2010 World Surf Lifesaving Championships to Newquay. The provision of a 50m pool in North Cornwall would prove a real bonus for the swimmers of the West Country as the nearest such facility is in Street, Somerset and is always fully booked for events. I am sure that should such a facility be built it would be used by clubs from both Cornwall and Devon, also the whole event would raise the profile of Surf Livesaving throughout the area. I hope you are successful in your bid to bring this very high profile event to Newquay.'
Robert Margetts, Amateur Swimming Association President