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Adventure Sports support RNLI at Seahouses

Lifeboats News Release

MEGA stand up paddle board teams took to the water on Beadnell Bay to raise over £500 for the RNLI.

Donor and Seahouses Crew Members

Claire Thorburn, Impact PR

Picture shows from left: Seahouses lifeboat Coxswain Craig Pringle, Kevin Anderson and Ian Clayton, lifeboat operations manager.

Sup-er fundraising event is mega for RNLI

The charity event, organised by Kevin Anderson of KA Adventure Sports, saw intrepid teams brave the chilly waters aboard giant stand up paddle boards to battle it out for top spot in a knockout race tournament in aid of the RNLI.

Kevin Anderson said: “It was a fantastic fun event and everyone had a great time on the water. Stand up paddling is a great water sport that all the family can enjoy and the Mega SUP boards are brilliant fun.

“We were amazed at the number of people who turned out to support and take part in the event and who helped us raise this brilliant amount for the RNLI.

“We love being on, in and around the water and chose to support the RNLI because of its amazing work saving lives at sea. Something which is very close to our hearts."

RNLI community fundraiser Helen Loynes said: "We’d like to thank Kevin and KA Adventure Sports and all who took part for their support. The money raised will go towards supporting our charity’s brave volunteer crews to ensure that they can continue to save lives at sea. The RNLI wouldn’t be able to to do this valuable work without the enthusiasm of our fundraisers and companies like KA Adventure Sports."


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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