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Over 100 cyclists from British Gypsum raise funds for RNLI Skegness

Lifeboats News Release

A group of over 100 dedicated cyclists from British Gypsum embarked on a challenging 100-mile journey from Barrow on Soar to Skegness to raise funds for RNLI Skegness.

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Group outside Skegness Station after the Cycle Ride

The event, aptly named '100 miles with 100 Cyclists', aimed to generate support and donations for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) station in Skegness.

Accompanied by six support motorbikes, two support vans, and a leading car, the cyclists showcased their determination and commitment to the cause. The group, known as the Multi Finishers, drew inspiration from British Gypsum's popular product, MultiFinish Plaster.

For the past three months, these individuals have dedicated their time and effort to training for this challenging endeavour while simultaneously fulfilling their regular roles at British Gypsum. Their hard work and determination are set to pay off, as the cycle ride is expected to raise over £10,000 for RNLI Skegness, once all funds have been collected.

A cheque presentation ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday September 1, 2023, at the British Gypsum site, where the funds raised will be handed over to the RNLI Skegness team. This generous contribution will support the vital work carried out by the lifeboat station in ensuring the safety of the Lincolnshire coastline.

'RNLI Skegness is incredibly proud to have been chosen as the charity partner by British Gypsum and the Multi Finishers for this remarkable fundraising event,' said Brad Johnson, Lifeboat Press Officer, RNLI Skegness. 'We are grateful for their unwavering support and dedication to our cause. The funds raised through their tremendous efforts will go a long way in helping us continue our vital life-saving work along the Lincolnshire coastline.'

The '100 miles with 100 Cyclists' event has been an annual tradition for nearly 15 years, organised by employees of British Gypsum. Over the years, the cyclists have collectively raised close to a quarter of a million pounds for various charitable causes.

Established in 1824, the RNLI has been safeguarding lives at sea for almost two centuries. Similarly, British Gypsum has a long-standing history in the construction industry, dating back to 1876. The company has been providing high-quality products and partnering with construction professionals to build better structures since its official launch in 1917.

RNLI Skegness expresses their heartfelt gratitude to all the cyclists, support teams, and sponsors involved in making this event a resounding success. Together, they are making a significant difference in enhancing water safety and supporting the invaluable work of the RNLI.

RNLI/Brad Johnson

Cycle ride arriving into Skegness

RNLI/Brad Johnson

Cycle ride arriving into Skegness

RNLI/Brad Johnson

Cycle ride arriving into Skegness

RNLI/Brad Johnson

Cycle ride arriving into Skegness

RNLI/Brad Johnson

Cycle ride arriving into Skegness

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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