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Brean Splash Team endure Devil Mud Run to raise funds for Burnham on Sea RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 16 September the fitness team and members at Brean Splash Gym took part in the hill based, muddy obstacle course called The Devil Mud run in Cheltenham

Kelly Griffiths, Lesley Hart, and crew member Dan Fear

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Kelly Griffiths, Lesley Hart, and crew member Dan Fear with the handed over funds

to raise money for the RNLI. Facing miles of muddy swamp like conditions and gruelling obstacles along the way, a total of £266.50 was raised to support the Burnham-on-Sea volunteer RNLI crew.

On Wednesday 25 October, Kelly Griffiths visited Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat station to present the gathered sponsorship money

Kelly Griffiths, Personal trainer at Brean Splash gym says; ‘Mud runs are a great way to fundraise, they are super tough and put your fitness to the ultimate test! It was brilliant working as a team to raise money for a fantastic locally based charity, we plan to get involved with more charity events like this in the future!’

Lifeboat crew and RNLI fundraising chair Lesley Hart replies; ‘It is great to have the community supporting us at the station. We receive this money with our grateful thanks!’

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Kelly Griffiths, Lesley Hart, and crew member Dan Fear

Library images of Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeboats are also available on request

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