Over a 1000 miles and counting.

Lifeboats News Release

‘Pedal for Appledore RNLI crew team’ has cycled well over 1000 miles during April to raise £2000 to go towards the operating costs of their own lifeboat station.

RNLI/Niki Tait

Appledore RNLI crew team cycle over 1000 miles to raise money for their Lifeboat Station
Included in the various emergency ‘shouts’ during April, Appledore RNLI have saved three paddle boarders being washed out to sea in two separate incidents, one off Saunton found three quarters of a mile out to sea, and two off Westward Ho! plus a lady thigh high in water who was stuck fast in the Mud off Greysands, Northam Burrows.

Despite most of the volunteer crew working full time, spending time training and attending emergency rescues at Appledore RNLI, and finding time for their families, they have still found time to cycle well over a 1000 miles during April in their ‘Pedal for Appledore RNLI’. As they continue to cycle, all they ask the public is that they please help them reach their £2000 target by sponsoring them at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/appledorernlicrewteam. All money raised goes towards the operating costs of Appledore RNLI.

Appledore RNLI would also like to thank all the other people who are taking part in their own ‘Pedal for Appledore RNLI’ and all those sponsoring them. The RNLI is a charity. The crew are volunteers. All the money within and spent by the charity is raised through legacies, donations and fundraising.


RNLI/Crew head cam

Appledore RNLI save two paddle boarders washed out to sea off Westward Ho! Beach

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