From Merseyside to Moelfre on two Wheels.
On Good Friday Karl Grice along with a team of fifteen cyclists, traversed the eighty-four miles from Merseyside to RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat Station. In August 2017, Karl was involved in a potentially life-threatening jet ski accident and was saved by the fast actions of the crew of Moelfre lifeboat
Karl said “I would not be here today, if it was not for the brave men and women of the RNLI”
To show his appreciation of the RNLI volunteer crews, Karl decided to hold multiple fundraising events. This particular event on Friday, involved Karl and his willing friends, getting on their bikes whilst sporting the distinctive orange colours of the RNLI.
The sixteen cyclists, plus support team all arrived safely at Moelfre. They all looked remarkably well after their long journey along the stunning but often hilly terrain, of North Wales. On hand to greet the cyclists were several volunteer crew members, who stayed on to share a cup of tea and a chat with the fundraisers.
It was a fantastic effort by all involved and special thanks are extended to the various shirt sponsors for supporting the event. The final amount raised by Karl and his team has yet to be totalled but is expected to be in the region of £7,000. If anybody wishes to donate, then please do so by going on Karl’s JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/karl-grice
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.