Fundraisers’ stories

Get inspired by some of our fundraisers, who’ve all completed brilliant activities to support the RNLI.
Two RNLI fundraisers walking on a beach

RNLI/Nathan Williams

From stand-up paddlers to soapbox racers, meet the fundraisers who did something a little different to send their totals soaring.

They explain what the RNLI means to them, how they came up with their ideas and how everything went once they’d put their plans into action.

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The three cyclists with their bikes at Littlehampton Lifeboat Station
David’s story
David Humby raised over £3,000, cycling 180 miles from his local lifeboat station in Aldeburgh to Littlehampton Lifeboat Station in West Sussex.
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Lucy Johnston, Alice Vernon and Katherine Self who took part in the Arran to Troon swim for the RNLI
Lucy’s story
Lucy Johnston and 12 other brave souls swam from the Isle of Arran to Troon on the Scottish mainland.
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Stephen Sherwin with standing with his three SUP challenge friends in a lifeboat station
Stephen’s story
Stephen Sherwin and three friends challenged themselves to stand-up paddleboard (SUP) from Skerries, north of Dublin, to Holyhead on Anglesey.
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The Red Bull Soapbox team with their Baywatch themed cart
Josh’s story
Josh Crave and his friends entered the Red Bull Soapboax Race in memory of his grandad.
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