Casualty returns to say thank you

Lifeboats News Release

George Pearce, the young man who sustained serious leg injuries last year during a visit to Salcombe, returned today to say thank you to the RNLI Lifeboat crews who helped and supported him through what was a harrowing experience.


George with some of Salcombe RNLI lifeboat crew

At the time there was considerable concern as to how his injuries would affect his future mobility, however, following multiple operations and hospital visits George now finds himself cycling from Bristol to Salcombe to say thank you to the crew and in doing so also raise funds for RNLI Salcombe.

Several of the crew involved in the incident that day, were on hand to greet George and his support team. After a chat in the crew room and the obligatory cup of tea, necessary at any lifeboat station. George thanked Coxswain Chris Winzar and his team, with a special note of thanks going to Esther McLarty (Lifeboat Medical Adviser), Richard Clayton, and Jeff Gillard.

George has set up a just giving page and if you would like to support him as his way of saying thank you, please visit: -

Notes to editors
Pictured with George with his fellow bikers; Asa Dant, Louise Reddy & Izzy Roberts.

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