Three marathons in three months raising funds for Fowey RNLI lifeboats

Lifeboats News Release

Fowey estate agent, Jen Rawle plans to run three marathons in the next three months and raise vital funds for Fowey RNLI lifeboat station in the process.

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Jen is running the Richmond marathon in September as a warm up, the London marathon in October and then heads to New York in November for the last of her Abbott world marathon majors. Jen said: ‘The six world majors are London, Chicago, Berlin, Tokyo, Boston and New York. Every marathon you run you are awarded a star and when you finish your 6th marathon (New York for me) you receive your sixth star finishers medal which is pretty awesome. There is no time limit to complete all the marathons and as some are much harder to get into, this is a good thing! I started in 2017 with London, 2018 Boston, 2019 Tokyo and Chicago and then…. Covid! I managed to get to Berlin in 2021 and missed New York as they weren’t letting us into America until the day after the marathon ran, how frustrating is that!’

Jen has set up a JustGiving page so that people can follow her progress and donate to Fowey lifeboats. Jen said: ‘I've lived in Cornwall for 21 years and worked in Fowey for 14 of them. The Fowey estuary is always busy with traffic from cruise liners and tankers to kayakers and paddle boarders and in the summer it goes pretty bonkers, especially in the hot weather, everyone's out to have a good time! The lifeboat crews are on call 24hrs a day 7 days a week in order to keep everyone using the surrounding waters alive and safe. They are invaluable and I would ask everyone supporting me to donate if they can.’

Fowey Lifeboat Operations Manager, Chris Ogg said: ‘We’re delighted Jen has chosen to raise money for Fowey RNLI. The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea and Fowey lifeboat station is run entirely by volunteers, with just one full-time paid member of staff. Without donations and fundraising by people like Jen, we would not be able to provide our 24/7, 365 day a year service.’

You can support Jen and Fowey lifeboats by donating on her JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jenny-rawle1

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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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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