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RNLI lifeguard Kat and her mum celebrate Mother's Day out on a run

Lifeguards News Release

Forget flowers and a special lunch, this Mother’s Day RNLI lifeguard Kat and her mum will be out training for their joint challenge to complete the London Marathon in April.

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RNLI lifeguard Kat and mum Jacqui

Kat, who qualified as a lifeguard on Bantham beach last summer, challenged her mum to take on the marathon as a way for the two to celebrate special birthday milestones. Kat will turn 18 this year, while her mum Jacqui will celebrate her 50th birthday.

Kat says, ’I love being an RNLI beach lifeguard and so running the marathon for the charity seemed like a great way of raising money to saves lives at sea, while keeping me fit for when I’m lifeguarding on the beach. I challenged mum to enter with me; it’s so nice to share the experience with her, and the long training runs mean we can catch up and spend time together. This Mother’s Day we’ll be out running 10 miles across the hills in Devon.’

Kat and Jacqui’s Just Giving page can be visited at: https:///uk.virgingiving.com/Team/katandjac

Anyone interested in running the London Marathon for the RNLI can visit RNLI.org/virginlondonmarathon


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Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. 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 142,200 lives.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Registered charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland

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RNLI lifeguard Kat

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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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland

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