Brean Splash Team endure Devil Mud Run to raise funds for Burnham on Sea RNLI
On Saturday 16 September the fitness team and members at Brean Splash Gym took part in the hill based, muddy obstacle course called The Devil Mud run in Cheltenham
to raise money for the RNLI. Facing miles of muddy swamp like conditions and gruelling obstacles along the way, a total of £266.50 was raised to support the Burnham-on-Sea volunteer RNLI crew.
On Wednesday 25 October, Kelly Griffiths visited Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station to present the gathered sponsorship money
Kelly Griffiths, Personal trainer at Brean Splash gym says; ‘Mud runs are a great way to fundraise, they are super tough and put your fitness to the ultimate test! It was brilliant working as a team to raise money for a fantastic locally based charity, we plan to get involved with more charity events like this in the future!’
Lifeboat crew and RNLI fundraising chair Lesley Hart replies; ‘It is great to have the community supporting us at the station. We receive this money with our grateful thanks!’
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Kelly Griffiths, Lesley Hart, and crew member Dan Fear
Library images of Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeboats are also available on request
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Mike Lang, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07889 815860 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, Carrie Garrad – Regional Media Officer – 01752 854457 / 07786668847 / Carrie_Garrad@rnli.org.uk or Amy Caldwell – Regional Media Manager – 07920 818 807 / Amy_Caldwell@rnli.org.uk - or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789
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 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.