Epic challenge in aid of Mumbles Lifeboat

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1000 miles on a bike in memory of ‘Twig’

RNLI/M Double

Kevin at the start of his journey

At 11.30 this morning Kevin Hancock from Swansea set out to raise £1500 in memory of Steve Lee Wood or as he was affectionately known ‘Twig’.

The Journey will take him from The Lifeboat station at Mumbles and via ferry to St Malo, over Mount Ventoux and down to Monte Carlo. Kevin will be camping along the way and rising unsupported solo.

Kevin said ‘ When Twig list his life at sea it was the volunteers at the Mumbles searches for him tirelessly. Myself and the family are immensely grateful for their efforts at that time and while the search was in vain we all hope this money will go some way to ensure that the volunteers can continue their work. I’ve set up a JustGiving page to donate with a target of £1500. To donate go to

http://www.justgiving.com/Mumblestomontecarlo?utm_id=123

Martin Double coxswain of the Mumbles lifeboat said ‘We are so grateful to Kevin, it’s not his first fundraiser for us, he’s a fantastic part of the fundraising family at The Mumbles and without efforts like his we as the charity that saves lives at sea couldn’t operate. ‘

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