RNLI Salcombe Crew take up the challenge.

Lifeboats News Release

A group of folks looking just a little nervous gathered at the Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge.

RNLI/Imogen Robinson

Just a little nervous!

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


RNLI/Richard Clayton

No backing out now.

RNLI/Richard Clayton

Done it

RNLI/Imogen Robinson

Well Done Team

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