RNLI Salcombe Crew take up the challenge.
A group of folks looking just a little nervous gathered at the Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge.
All prepared to go to sea in the worst possible conditions to aid those in trouble. On this occasion however things were just a little different, they were about to swim 5.5 miles for charity.
At 11 am our four volunteer crew members, Imogen Robinson, James Marshall, Jordan Fowler and Adrian Dornom entered the water and with their support team began the 5.5-mile swim!
Approximately 2.5 hours later they arrived at their destination, the Old Lifeboat Station at South Sands and the warm welcome waiting for them.
Their aim was to raise £1000.00 in support of the Salcombe RNLI Lifeboats 150th anniversary year.
This was an amazing effort especially when you consider three of the team were not regular distant swimmers.
The RNLI Salcombe team are very proud of your achievement and that of your support team, especially little Molly who swam with you in those latter stages.
Folks don’t forget you can still show your support by visiting
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.