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RNLI lifeguards in Dorset braving new heights to fundraise for the charity

Lifeguards News Release

RNLI lifeguard Emily Nineham has organised a pub quiz and will also be taking to the skies with lifeguarding colleague Charlie Lawrence in a tandem skydive event on 19 August to help raise money for the RNLI.

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Emily Nineham on patrol at West Bay beach, Dorset.

Emily and Charlie will be jumping out of a plane at 10,000ft in a sky high fundraising bid for the charity. They have paid the full cost of the dive with their own funds, so all money raised will go directly to the RNLI.

In addition to this, Emily has also arranged for a pub quiz to take place on Wednesday 26 July at the Brew House and Kitchen in Dorchester. It starts at 7.30pm and promises to be a fun-filled evening, with all proceeds donated to the charity.

Emily said: ‘The RNLI is a big part of my life, having first-hand experience in being a beach lifeguard for Weymouth, Greenhill, West Bay and Lyme Regis. I wanted to give something back to the charity that saves lives at sea.’

Charlie added: ‘I've grown up around the water, so naturally I got in a few tough situations when I was younger. It made me realise how important it is that we have these people willing to help because what they are doing really does save so many lives. I wanted to help in any way I could, including working as a beach lifeguard last season, so when the opportunity came up to help raise money for the RNLI I couldn't turn it down.’

On their JustGiving page alone they have raised £190 so far. You can donate towards their total online here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emily-nineham or come along to the quiz and donate in various collection boxes located around the venue.

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The enclosed photograph shows Emily Nineham on patrol at West Bay beach, Dorset.

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