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Charity bike ride raises vital funds for Scarborough lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

The Leeds Arms in Scarborough and the Marauding Riders completed a charity bike ride in aid of Scarborough Lifeboat and Motoneurons Disease.

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The Marauding Riders and the Crew of Scarborough Lifeboat

The Marauding Riders cycled the 50 miles from Acaster Malbis to Scarborough lifeboat station raising £725.50 in aid of the RNLI.

The crew of Scarborough Lifeboat Station would like to personally 'thank' all involved for their incredible efforts and for raising vital funds allowing them to continue to save lives at sea.

‘These funds will go towards our continued effort in keeping people safe from the dangers of the sea. Donations help pay for lifesaving equipment, training, the day to day running of the station and much more. It’s charitable donations like this that keep the RNLI doing what it does best – saving lives at sea’, said RNLI Coxswain, Lee Marton.

The RNLI's volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service in the UK and Ireland, and the seasonal lifeguards look after people on busy beaches.

RNLI crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives since 1824. It influences, supervises, and educates people too. The Community Safety teams explain the risks and share safety knowledge with anyone going out to sea or to the coast. Its international teams work with like-minded organisations to help tackle drowning in communities at risk all around the world.

RNLI Media contacts

For more information please contact Erik Woolcott, RNLI Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer: [email protected]

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Tony and Sarah from the Leeds Arms hand over the donation

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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.

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