The RNLI Torbay SOS Challenge – Sponsor them today!
By adamjohn78 | Friday, January 28, 2011, 15:37
You might have heard about the RNLI's SOS events which are taking place in the South West this weekend.
RNLI Torbay pictured from left to right: Kevin Ashworth, Richard Burden, Dr Alex Rowe (top) Angie Morris, Richard Fowler (bottom.)
RNLI Torbay: The crew arrive in Dartmouth before setting off at 11pm Thursday, January 27, 2011.
Six of the volunteer lifeboat crew from RNLI Torbay are currently on an SOS mission to travel to the Isles of Scilly and back within 24 hours! This fundraising event is called Silly on Scilly and the team must achieve six SOS mini missions (via all lifeboat stations in Devon and Cornwall) along the way.
The crew set off on their mission late last night at 11pm and to complete the challenge they must be back in Dartmouth by 10:50pm this evening (Friday, January 28, 2011) to catch the last ferry home. You can follow their progress via their Twitter feed @RNLITorbay.
Sponsor the madness on their Virgin Money Giving charity page. Please give generously and show your support for our volunteer lifeboat crew and lifeguards who risk their lives to save others at sea every day.
Last year the lifeboat crew from Torbay decided to Surf Off Scotland all in one day. As you can imagine this involved a very early start, a surf school lesson on arrival and then each participant having to stand up on their board & ride a wave (even though some only lasted milliseconds!) before returning to base.
Lifeboats have served Torbay since 1866 and the RNLI rely heavily on voluntary donations. It costs in excess of £1200 to train and refresh each crew member every year. Remember the slogan “Train One - Save Many.”
Images by Nigel Millard.