New Years Eve Dip Raises £149 for St Bees RNLI
Kelsey Chambers aged 14 dressed as an Elf took part in the New Years Eve dip on the Golden Sands in Whitehaven raising a magnificent £149.00 for the charity.
Kelsey is donating her sponsor money to St Bees RNLI in memory of her late Great Granda Raymond Bull who was a keen fisherman and supporter of the RNLI.
Dick Beddows, Lifeboat Operations Manager said ‘Thanks for your support Kelsey and for braving the cold Irish Sea. The money you raised will help us in our aim to reduce preventable loss of life at sea’.Notes to editors
- St Bees lifeboat station has been operating since 1974. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to http://www.rnli.org.uk/StBees
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. 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 lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.