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£32,458 raised by British Gypsum cyclists in August 2023 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.


Cheque presentation at British Gypsum in September

The event, held in August 2023 in torrential rain, aptly named '100 miles with 100 Cyclists', aimed to generate support and donations for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) station in Skegness, which has now been confirmed to be £32,458.36. This brings the company's overall total over all of their cycling events to £254,724.50 raised for amazing causes.

Between June and August 2023, the team at British Gypsum dedicated their time and effort to training for this challenging endeavour while simultaneously fulfilling their regular roles at British Gypsum. The original story was shared in August 2023 on the RNLI website.

RNLI Skegness is blown away by the outcome as the station only expected them to raise £10,000 for the RNLI. Therefore, at the announcement, when the figure of £32,458.36 was announced, it was a truly astonishing moment.

A cheque presentation ceremony took place on Friday 1 September 2023, at the British Gypsum site, where the funds raised were handed over to the RNLI Skegness team. The cheque presentation was attended by Chair of the Fundraising Branch Mairi Perry, Water Safety Advisor and Head Launcher Alan Gordon-Griffiths, and RNLI Fundraising and Partnerships Lead, Sara Wilcox.

'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, volunteer 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 lifesaving work along the Lincolnshire coastline.'

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 media contacts
For further information, please contact:
Brad Johnson, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Skegness at: [email protected]
RNLI Press Office: 01202 336789 or [email protected]


Cheque presentation at British Gypsum in

RNLI/Brad Johnson

Group outside Skegness Station after the Cycle Ride

RNLI/Brad Johnson

Cycle ride arriving into Skegness

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