Past RNLI Shore crew volunteer pushes pedals for the RNLI and Young Minds

Lifeboats News Release

Ian Beacham is preparing to cycle from Burnham-on-Sea lifeboat station to Lands End, along designated cycle paths, to raise funds for Burnham RNLI station and the Young Minds Charities

Ian Beacham with support person Anna Kurak at Burnham-on-Sea lifeboat station

RNLI/Mike Lang

Ian Beacham with support person Anna Kurak at Burnham-on-Sea lifeboat station

Ian, who was a Burnham-on-Sea resident and a past Burnham-on-Sea RNLI volunteer, now living in Bridgwater, popped into the Burnham lifeboat station on Saturday morning, 19 October, to take the publicity photograph, which is attached to this news release.

Ian expects to leave Burnham-on-sea at 7.00 am on Saturday 26 October and estimates the journey will take around four days. However, this largely depends on the prevailing weather conditions

Supporters of the two charities can support Ian via Virgin money giving on website:


Notes for Editors

Images with this release

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Ian Beacham with support person Anna Kurak, and some of the Burnham-on-Sea RNLI volunteers at the lifeboat station

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Ian Beacham with support person Anna Kurak outside the Burnham-on-Sea RNLI shop, Early on Saturday morning

Lifeboats Press Officer Mike Lang says; ’We welcome and support Ian’s initiative to raise RNLI funds, which will be most welcome.’

Ian adds; ‘I shall be using roughly, cycle routes 33, 3 and 32, Leaving Burnham lifeboat Station at 7 am on Saturday the 26th October.

Ian’s fundraising page is:

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Alternatively, telephone Amy Caldwell RNLI Public Relations Manager (South)

Tel 07920 818 807, [email protected] .

Ian Beacham and Anna Kurak outside Burnham's lifeboat shop

RNLI/Mike Lang

Ian Beacham and Anna Kurak outside Burnham's lifeboat shop

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