Mumbles Christmas Fun Run raises thousands for the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

‘Perfect Storm fundraiser not beaten by stormy weather’

RNLI/Andy Miles

Start line of The Great Christmas Fun Run

Hundreds turn out to support the RNLI Perfect Storm fundraiser in Mumbles.

The 2019 Great Christmas Fun Run has been a fantastic success with over 400 runners taking part alongside the Lifeboat crew.

Sunday 8th December saw 150 children and 250 adults taking part in the family run event.

Now in its 6th year the event organised by crew member Andy Badger Miles saw athletes of all ages battling for prizes.

The 1k Jaffa cake run sees families competing to win their height in Jaffa Cakes. The race is in memory of former crew member Chris ‘Jaffa’ Jeffries who lost his battle with cancer and had a massive impact on the crew.

The adult 5 and 10k race along the seafront saw hundreds of people taking part in Christmas themed Fancy dress.

‘Badger’ said ‘It really was challenging this year for the kids especially as the skies opened and they got drenched. The adult race resulted in a mass crew finish (pictured)’.

The event has raised over £10,000 over the years and is the oldest traditional Christmas Fun Run in the area.

RNLI/Beth Herbert-Evans

Crew head for the finish line.

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