Donate now
Gold medallist Tanni Grey-Thompson on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘My dad got my lifeboat made in miniature’

Episode 70 – Write Her Name With Pride: Tanni Grey-Thompson

Why Cardigan RNLI’s lifeboat was named after the Paralympian.

Gold medallist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson can’t remember a time when she didn’t know about the lifeboats. So, when she prepared to race in the London Marathon, family connections and childhood memories made the RNLI the obvious choice for fundraising.

Before long, a letter would arrive with an unforgettable invitation. From the streets of London to the Ceredigion coast, Tanni explains why she feels in awe of the crews and proud of the Atlantic 75 lifeboat that saved lives in her name. You’ll also discover why one memorable launch became a turning point for the RNLI’s history in Wales.