Rye Harbour RNLI offers tea, cakes and support to two intrepid cyclists

Lifeboats News Release

Today RNLI Rye Harbour welcomed two special visitors, Beth Barratt and Kate Bourn, who plan to visit 100 lifeboat stations around the coast of England and Wales over the next two months.

Photo of Beth and Kate the intrepid cyclists

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Beth and Kate - the intrepid cyclists.

Starting on 7 September with heavily-laden bicycles at Poole, the headquarters of the RNLI, they headed east. Kate and Beth have set up a page for donations: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lifeboatlasses

They told us that today was an easy day - only 80 kilometres! Yesterday had been much more taxing with 130.5 kilometres covered. They were really pleased to be offered a cup of tea and home-made cake Thank you, Claire, for the baking and Paul Bolton, LOM, gave them a pin badge to mark their visit.

They are keen water-goers, kayaking, paddle-boarding, surfing and sailing, and understand and appreciate the amazing job that the RNLI volunteers do. This is why they are so keen to raise very much needed funds for the charity that Saves lives at Sea.

RNLI Media contacts

Kt Bruce, Rye Harbour RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer (07789) 818878 Kt@ktbrucephotography.com

Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer (South East), 0207 6207426, 07785 296252 paul_dunt@rnli.org.uk

•For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

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Beth and Kate with the Rye Harbour lifeboat in the background.

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Beth and Kate with the Rye Harbour lifeboat in the background.
Beth and Kate pictured with the Rye Harbour crew.

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Beth and Kate receiving support from the crew.
Beth and Kate at the Rye Harbour RNLI Mary Stanford memorial.

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Beth and Kate at the Rye Harbour RNLI Mary Stanford memorial.
The Rye Harbour crew.

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The Rye Harbour crew.

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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 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.

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