Children raise money by covering the distance between Cornish lifeboat stations
Isla, aged 10, and Sennen, aged 7, are taking part in the RNLI Cornwall Virtual Challenge 2021 to help support the RNLI's volunteer crews in saving lives around our coast.
Their dad, volunteer RNLI crew member, Mike Tame said 'My kids are amazing, if any one can help them smash their target figure it would make all their efforts worthwhile. They are super excited about the prospect of the challenge and ready to go.'
Participants can complete any, or all, of the individual legs between the 13 RNLI stations (the total distance between Bude lifeboat station and Looe lifeboat station is 228 miles) at their own pace and by the activity of their choice. So, whether you'd prefer to run, walk, cycle or swim you can make this challenge your own.
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.