Uplyme event raise funds for RNLI and Macmillan Cancer Trust

PUBLISHED: 08:52 25 July 2017 | UPDATED: 08:52 25 July 2017

Cheque handshake. Mike McAlpine,(left) Deputy Launching Authority at RNLI Lyme Regis, thanks gym owner Craig Bernhardt for his donation. Also pictured personal trainers Duncan Bryant, far left, Josh Armytage, centre, and Scott Bean. Picture: Richard Horobin Midweek Herald

Cheque handshake. Mike McAlpine,(left) Deputy Launching Authority at RNLI Lyme Regis, thanks gym owner Craig Bernhardt for his donation. Also pictured personal trainers Duncan Bryant, far left, Josh Armytage, centre, and Scott Bean. Picture: Richard Horobin Midweek Herald

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A dance at Uplyme Village Hall organised by the owner of a gym and his wife has resulted in a bumper cheque for the RNLI in Lyme Regis.

Craig Bernhardt and his wife Sarah staged the dance to raise donations for the lifeboat charity and the Macmillan Cancer Trust.

The RNLI received £1,174 and the cancer charity a similar sum.

Craig, who opened the gym B! Health and Fitness two years ago, said: “It is not until you live or work in a town on the coast like Lyme Regis that you realise just how important the RNLI is.”

Mike McAlpine, deputy launching authority at RNLI Lyme Regis, accepted the cheque on behalf of the lifesaving charity and thanked Mr Bernhardt for his donation.

Others to attend the brief ceremony included personal trainers Duncan Bryant, Josh Armytage and Scott Bean.

The lifeboat service receives no UK government funding and 94 per cent of its income comes from donations and so relies on the generosity of supporters.

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