Emma’s solo cycling helps Looe RNLI
Looe Rowing Club’s Emma Cox recently completed a sponsored solo cycle ride from John o’ Groats to Lands End, raising over £1100. After last Saturday morning’s rowing, Emma called into Looe Lifeboat Station to donate a proportion of her sponsorship money to Looe Lifeboat Station
Emma Cox is passionate about rowing and after recently retiring from teaching, she set herself the challenge of raising funds for Looe Rowing Club’s new pilot gig and Looe RNLI by undertaking a sponsored solo cycle ride from John o’ Groats to Lands End. After 13 and a half days of cycling and 942 miles later Emma arrived at Lands End on Friday 29 September 2017. With little time to relax Emma could be seen the following day coxing Looe men’s A crew at the Newquay gig racing championships.
After last Saturday morning’s rowing training ( 25 November 2017 ) Emma called into Looe Lifeboat Station to donate £100 from her sponsorship money to Looe RNLI. Emma explained that whilst her primary aim was to raise funds for Looe Rowing Club’s new pilot gig, she was making this donation as a tribute to her godmother who was recently injured in an accident and had nominated the RNLI as a charity she cares about.
Thanking Emma for her donation Looe RNLI Treasurer Jeanette Deakin commented on the close relationship between Looe RNLI and Looe Rowing Club as Emma was joined at the presentation by several of Looe RNLI volunteer crew who are also keen rowers with the club.
Cheque presentation left to right
James Chudleigh (Looe Rowing Club and Looe RNLI Crew )
Jeanette Deakin ( Looe RNLI Treasurer)
Nathaniel Rothwell (Looe Rowing Club and Looe RNLI Crew )
Photo credit RNLI/Ian Foster
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