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Burnham-on-Sea RNLI’s successful rainbow race returns for 2017

Lifeboats News Release

After the success of the rainbow race in 2016, Burnham-on-Sea RNLI volunteers are bringing it back to Burnham on Sea beach for a second year

A runner passes through a paintpoint

RNLI/Mike Lang

A runner passes through a paintpoint

There was huge positive feedback after last years' event with over 300 entrants enjoying a fantastic family day out. This year, the volunteers hope to make it bigger and throw much more paint! Every entrant will get a ‘T’shirt, a medal and their own bag of paint for the start line included in their entrance fee.

Main organizer Lesley Hart says; ‘It's a great event, getting the local community together and having a bit of fun whilst raising money for their own local lifeboat station. We are looking for sponsors for the paint points, especially local companies. Any interested, should ring me on 07854 087742, so that I can arrange.’

Extra information: Date of the event: 28 May 2017 at 2.00 pm

Number of spaces: 600 participants

Prices for this year are £12 per adult, £6 per child. £30 for a family of 4.

Ticket sales will open soon and will primarily be online this year via the eventbrite ticketing website. Those who do not have internet access can contact Lesley directly, to book. Keep updated via our Facebook page www.facebook.com/rnlirainbowrace for information updates.

The warm up will be hosted by Victoria Taylor from Burnham Bootcamp.





Lifeboat volunteers with Stormy Stan

RNLI/Mike Lang

Lifeboat volunteers with Stormy Stan
Main Organizer Lesley Hart

RNLI/Mike Lang

Main Organizer Lesley Hart

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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