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From Merseyside to Moelfre on two Wheels.

Lifeboats News Release

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

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Karl and his team with the RNLI volunteers.

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:

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The cyclists , Karl is in the red and blue top.

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Shirt Sponsors

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Shirt Sponsors

Key facts about the RNLI

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 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.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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