Property and construction sector race to raise money for the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

FBE Cambria, the forum for the property, development, construction and infrastructure industries in South East Wales has organised a cycle ride on Friday 23 September to help raise funds for three RNLI lifeboat stations.

Recognising the RNLI link, the cycle ride will depart from the Barry RNLI Visitors Centre and travel through wonderful Welsh countryside to Porthcawl Lifeboat Station before returning to Barry. It will raise funds for in Penarth, Barry Dock and Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat stations.

Paul Gardner, Sales and Marketing Director of Prescott Jones Property and Construction Risks and current Chairman of FBE Cambria said: 'Our charity cycle ride each year has become a popular event and key to our overall fundraising efforts. No one could have failed to miss work of the work of the RNLI in high profile incidents in recent weeks. I am proud of our industry’s efforts to raise essential funding for their work in our area.

'I would like to acknowledge the financial support of Kier Construction, Rio Architects, McCann and Partners and my own organisation Prescott Jones which means that every single penny raised in this event will go to the RNLI.'

Jen Abell, Community Fundraising Manager for the RNLI, said: 'It’s fantastic that FBE Cambria chose the RNLI as their charity for 2016. Without being chosen by organisations such as this, the RNLI couldn’t continue to saves lives at sea from drowning.

'The cycle ride on 23 September is a fun event but with money being raised going directly to provide essential kit for our lifeboat volunteers it has a serious purpose. I hope it gets the support it deserves.'

Those wishing to take part in the event can register at and anyone wishing to donate towards the challenge should visit

Notes to editors:

The attached photo shows, left to right, Carl Reed and Chris Hobbs of Kier Construction; Jon Atkins, Coxswain at Barry Dock RNLI; and Richard Tutton, Mechanic at Barry Dock RNLI.

For more information contact Paul Gardner, of Prescott Jones Insurance Brokers, on or 07527 450453.

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