Stephanie completes cycle challenge for Filey RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

When the Covid 19 pandemic forced the closure of the Lifeboat shop on Coble Landing, Filey, and curtailed many of the fund-raising activities, retired Nationwide Building Society employee, Stephane Luxton, set out to raise money for Filey Lifeboat.

Stephanie Luxton finishing her cycle challenge for Filey Lifeboat

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Stephanie Luxton finishing her cycle challenge for Filey Lifeboat

Her target was that she should cycle along the beach from Filey Lifeboat House to Hunmanby Gap and back (about 5 miles) 100 times. Now some 450 miles and 73 hours later she has raised a fantastic £1700 which will go towards the running of the lifeboat station.

It has been a tremendous achievement by 69 years old Stephanie who had been holidaying in Filey for over 40 years before moving to the town last year and taking the Lifeboat, its crew and supporters to her heart.

A large crowd of supporters (all socially distanced) lined Coble Landing to greet and congratulate Stephanie on completing the epic journey and for raising a fabulous amount.

John Ward, Filey Lifeboat Press Officer said: “I suspect that even the younger members of the crew would be daunted by the challenge that Stephanie had set herself. Our thanks to everyone who has supported her on her challenge and an extra special WELL DONE to Stephanie for raising much-needed funds for Filey Lifeboat”.

Notes to editors

  • Filey Lifeboat Station was founded in 1804. It currently operates both a Mersey-Class All-Weather Lifeboat and an Inshore Lifeboat. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to Filey Lifeboat Station Facebook page.

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For more information please telephone John Ward, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07771800748 or filey@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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