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Mumbles volunteer crew to row to Tenby

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The volunteer crew of The Mumbles lifeboat station are set to take up an epic fitness test on the next Bank Holiday.

Returning from a shout on Gower

RNLI/Andy Miles

Mumbles lifeboat
Sunday May 28th the volunteer crew of the Mumbles lifeboats are rowing the distance from Mumbles to Tenby and back.

The distance of approximately 100,000 metres will be completed in one day. Through the month of May RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew across the country have been setting themselves huge sponsored challenges.
The May Day appeal is to raise money for the RNLI. This epic task will take our crew approximately 5 hrs and between them they'll burn over 20, 000 calories. The public are welcome to come and see the crew on the static rowing machines take on the task of rowing the simulated distance from Mumbles to Tenby and back.

You can donate online to sponsor the crew here

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

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