Big hearted RNLI crewman raises over £600 by cycling 140 miles from Morecambe to Scarborough.
Morecambe RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew member Chris Patton, 47, has raised a total of £606 from a sponsored cycle ride to Scarborough; which he has divided equally between Morecambe RNLI and his friend’s three-year-old granddaughter, Imogen Diggle (who has had a brain tumour and is going blind) to help pay for her to go to America.
Kevin Jackson, Morecambe RNLI’s lifeboat operations manager, said: ‘This fantastic effort is typical of Chris and his determination to utilise his time and energy in helping others’.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.