Yoga on the beach raises £416 for Looe Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

Christina from Sukha Shala’s yoga on the beach classes held during the summer on Millendreath beach have raised £416 for Looe Lifeboat Station

Yoga on the beach class at Millendreath, with Christina Hoppenbrouers and Looe RNLI volunteer crew member Victoria Thomas

RNLI/Ian Foster

Yoga on the beach class at Millendreath, with Christina Hoppenbrouers and Looe RNLI volunteer crew member Victoria Thomas

Christina Hoppenbrouwers who runs Sukha Shala – Yoga for happiness in Liskeard came up with the idea of holding yoga classes on Millendreath beach to help raise funds for Looe RNLI, to thank our crew, who, in June 2020, went to the aid of her friend's son, who had fallen onto rocks at Hannafore. Christina has donated an impressive total of £416, raised from these summer Sunday beach classes, to the station

The Sunday morning beach classes held during July proved to be so popular, Christina held more classes over the summer. Christina says she found practicing yoga by the sea magical and rewarding. She was delighted to be joined on the beach by locals, holiday makers and families with young ones, to share the practice of yoga and promote the work of our volunteer crew.

Thanking Christina, and the class participants, on behalf of the station, Ian Foster, Looe Lifeboat’s press officer, told Christina the donation will enable our volunteer crew to continue saving lives at sea.

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Notes to editors

Photos:

· Yoga on the beach class at Millendreath, with Christina Hoppenbrouers and Looe RNLI volunteer crew member Victoria Thomas
Photo credit RNLI / Ian Foster

Information

· Re-established as an inshore lifeboat station in 1992, Looe RNLI operate two inshore lifeboats
An Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II and a D Class Ollie Naismith

· For further information on Looe RNLI Lifeboats please visit our website www.looelifeboats.co.uk

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