On Saturday 2nd April, members of HGSAC will be participating in the Badass Mucker 5k run. Normally more comfortable in water than on land, we believe that our club is a valuable asset to the local community. With members of all ages from all over Greater Manchester, we champion good diving practice, respect for the environment and aim to inspire members with confidence in their own abilities as they learn new skills. We do all this with the belief that some of the best, least explored treasures can be found on (or more accurately under!) our own shores. To this end we actively work to ensure members have access to the facilities and equipment required to enjoy diving safely and become active representatives of HGSAC within the local community, demonstrating responsibility and leadership and always approachable to share their knowledge. We can be found regularly participating in local events to help youngsters, families and individuals discover more about UK waters and why these important marine environments should be preserved and protected.
To continue our participation in community events in a safe and structured manner, and introduce families and individuals to diving, it is vital that our equipment is regularly serviced and kept in safe working order. The HGSAC Muckers fundraiser is contributing to this by raising funds for the purchase of new diving and snorkelling equipment for use by members of the public. This equipment will allow us to continue in our aim to get youngsters involved in diving and support our work with Scout groups and schools in the local area as well as at community events so that we can more actively promote the club and contribute to marine conservation in the North West and Wales areas.
Hazel Grove Sub Aqua Club (HGSAC) is the home of one of Greater Manchester's friendliest, family orientated scuba diving clubs. A British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) club managed by the Jubilee Trust, registered charity no. 275835 R, we take pleasure in introducing people to the wonders of diving and treasures of the British marine environment. In April 2016, a contingent of club members will also complete their Seasearch Observer training so that as a club, we can record our diving activities in a scientific manner. This will mean that aside from the social benefits we offer club members and the community from our activities, we will also be contributing to the growing body of research on UK waters and helping to protect the marine environment in the Wales and North West area.
A not-for-profit sports group, all our funds go directly back into the club or into events we participate in the local community. To continue our activities, it is vital that our club equipment is regularly serviced and kept in safe working order. Thank you for your contribution. You are helping us to continue to support the local community, introduce people of all ages to diving and grow community awareness in marine education.