Langland Bay Golf Club raise eyebrows and smiles for The Mumbles lifeboats
Boxing Day swim raises thousands for the lifeboat station
Members of Langland Bay golf club raised a whopping £3500 for their local lifeboat station over the festive period.
Golf Captain Ashley Isaac’s had the idea of getting 26 members to take part in the annual Boxing Day dip in the bay. Not only did they donate their entry to take part but they also got sponsorship to help keep the lifeboat launching.
Deputy second coxswain James Bolter said ‘We’re immensely grateful to the team for this donation. The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea and we can only do this thanks to fundraising efforts like this’.
Ashley said ‘When we laid down the challenge we had no idea how the weather would be on the day, thankfully people’s sponsorship gave us the impetus to get in the water and clear the Christmas Day indulgence’.
Key facts about the RNLI
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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.