Around Britain rowers at Hartlepool RNLI
Two around Britain rowers rowed into Hartlepool recently. Married doctors Charlie Fleury and Adam Baker also known as the 'Emergensea Duo' began a new challenge rowing around the UK just three months after completing an epic 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic.
The rowers are also raising funds for various charities including the RNLI. Adam said "Ironically we have anchored next to the all weather lifeboat at Hartlepool for a day or two. The RNLI is an amazing charity with incredible volunteers. It's reassuring to know that we are never far from a lifeboat station as we row around the coast."
Charlie who acts as chief navigator on the row said "Hartlepool has a really nice coastline with lots of wildlife including a very noisy Kittiwake colony nesting close to us. We are looking forward to completing the row which I know will leave us with some brilliant memories and help support some vital charities at the same time."
To follow Charlie and Adam's progress go to: https://www.emergenseaduo.com/
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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