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