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Plymouth RNLI take part in Memorial Paddle out in memory of Bob Grose.

Lifeboats News Release

Plymouth RNLI were invited by The Port Of Plymouth Canoe Association to attend a paddle out and buffet in memory of Bob Grose at Mount Batten Beach on Saturday 25 September.

Memorial Paddle out in memory of Bob Grose.

RNLI/John Baldry

Jane Grose handing over a cheque to Plymouth RNLI

Tragically club member Bob Grose had passed away from a sudden heart attack whilst out cycling with two friends around Christmas time last year.

Bob’s wife Jane Grose asked club members Clive and Joy Ashford to sell Bob's kayaking gear and that any money raised should go to Plymouth RNLI.

Clive said 'Bob was a bit of a special chap and we all miss him dearly.'

The Plymouth Canoe Association has named one of their sea kayaks in Bob's memory the Bob G

Plymouth's Inshore Lifeboat Annabel E Jones an Atlantic 85 class lifeboat arrived at Mount Batten Beach with four volunteer crew on board. Two crew members came ashore to meet the club and Bob’s Wife Jane presented the Plymouth volunteer crew Will Roberts and Richard Gibson with a cheque of £1430.

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Thank you to Bob’s family and everyone who attended.

The Port Of Plymouth Canoe Association are a kayaking and canoeing club based in Plymouth out of the Mount Batten Centre. They offer club trips and paddles 52 weeks per year to find out more visit :

FB: @ppcacanoeclub

Inshore Lifeboat Crew:

Neil Humphrey

Alex Grassick

Richard Gibson

Will Roberts

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Memorial Paddle out in memory of Bob Grose.

RNLI/John Baldry

Memorial Paddle out in memory of Bob Grose.

RNLI/John Baldry

Memorial Paddle out in memory of Bob Grose.

RNLI/John Baldry

Memorial Paddle out in memory of Bob Grose.

RNLI/John Baldry

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