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Friday, 27 March 2015

Met line #tubechallenge for Penlee Lifeboat is today!

There's a tenuous word connection between Newlyn and the Underground Challenge - in Newlyn the Penlee lifeboat goes in and and out through the gaps - on the underground the tube challengers will be told many times during the day to 'mind the gap' as they wait to board their next train.


 


We have decided to attempt this as we know it will be a massive undertaking.To visit all 270 underground stations on the day is no mean feat. Call us insane but this is not just a half hearted challenge, 18hrs running for trains, between stations and climbing many stairs, needs alot of planning and will power on the day. Most of you will still be in bed as we leave on the 5.15am train from Chesham...... whatever you can give will be so gratefully received x


 


We are supporting the R.N.L.I Penlee appeal as it is one close to our hearts.They need a new lifeboat station. The one they have is too old and too small. 






Newlyn is thriving fishing port supplying fish all over the Country and Europe, whilst most of us don't think twice before tucking into fish and chips, the brave fishermen and women have to endure horrendous conditions to catch it! And without the help of the brave volunteers of Penlee Lifeboat there would be far more lost souls at sea.




Last year alone - 59 launches, 6 lives saved, 70 assisted, 331 hours at sea, 24 services in the dark...
This is an extremely tough challenge, but we feel this is such a worthwhile cause. Please give generously to support our 4th Emergency Service whose help ensures the sea is a far safer place for those that use it for either business or pleasure.