Abersoch RNLI Virtual Challenge raises over £800
Abersoch RNLI have said a very special thank you to everyone who participated in the Abersoch RNLI Virtual Challenge during October.
Covid-19 meant the station were unable to hold their annual bike ride this year, but that didn’t stop Louise Baldwin, one of the station's stalwart fundraisers, who instead organised a virtual challenge event, which has raised over £800.00 so far.
During the course of the four week challenge, willing participants completed 169 miles running, 278 miles walking, 12 miles hiking, a staggering 1,079 miles cycling and six miles on a cross-trainer.
Virtual medals have been awarded to all those who took part with the real thing to follow shortly by post.
Notes to editors
· Aberosch Lifeboat Station has been operating for just over 150 years. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/abersoch-lifeboat-station
· The current B Class Atlantic 85 Lifeboat launches to a variety of both commercial and leisure craft call-outs.
· Photo credit RNLI Abersoch.
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.