In 2013 BL’s Blast Off in association with The Perfect Wave Travel Group and Coastalwatch donated $4020.00 to the Surfrider Foundation. Barton Lynch serves on the Board of Directors of the Surfrider Foundation Australia and does his part in assisting to raise funds to help protect oceans and beaches.
For the last 7 years Blast Off in association with Active Tree Services have donated $1000 each year to the Disabled Surfers Association in which Barton has been a patron for over 20 years. The Disabled Surfers Association takes disabled people surfing and believes surfing to be medicine.
BL’s Blast Off has had a long relationship with the Cancer Council NSW who use the event to raise awareness of their sun safe message to the kids and parents who participate in the event. In 2014 BL’s Blast Off will strengthen it’s relationship with the Cancer Council who will attend the event, provide shade and activities for the participants and conduct raffles to raise funds to continue their great work.
ABORIGINAL MEDICAL SERVICE
BL’s Blast Off acknowledges the traditional owners of the land The Garigal People. BL’s Blast Off pays respect each year to the Indigenous people of Australia by raising money for the Aboriginal Medical Service in Redfern. In 2013 we donated $500 on behalf of the event to assist in continuing this crucial service.