Helping to keep the lifeboats afloat

PUBLISHED: 14:59 30 October 2015

RNLI sponsored walkers pictured (l to r) Liz Asbury with Spooky the dog,  Ann Roberts, Alastair Cummins, Pamela Miller, Cindy Burridge and Wendy Cummins.

RNLI sponsored walkers pictured (l to r) Liz Asbury with Spooky the dog, Ann Roberts, Alastair Cummins, Pamela Miller, Cindy Burridge and Wendy Cummins.

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Members of Seaton, Beer and District Branch of the RNLI take part in their annual sponsored walk

Lifeboat supporters pulled on their walking boots to raise around £300 for the life saving charity.

Six members of the Seaton, Beer and District Branch of the RNLI – along with Spooky the dog - took part in their 38th annual sponsored trek around the East Devon area.

The route followed along footpaths and country lanes from Woodhouse Hill near Uplyme via Musbury, Colyton, Colyford to Seaton covering approximately 8.5 miles. The average speed for the walk was 2.3 mph.

Secretary Wendy Cummins said walkers had enjoyed wonderful views from the top of Musbury Castle and along the route.

She added: “Unfortunately several of our walkers were unable to take part this year but we have had requests for more walks in the spring and October 2016.”

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 over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. 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 lifeguard have saved over 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk

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