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Barry Lifeboat Crew Travel Over 1,000 Virtual Miles in Fundraiser

 

The Barry Dock RNLI crew staged a fundraising virtual tour of Wales event over the bank holiday, but ended up completing over 1,000 miles and covering a good portion of the South English coastline as well.

The crew were initially aiming to complete a total of 676 miles on their exercise bikes and running machines stationed at Barry Island, virtually touring around the Welsh coastline to visit 30 lifeboat stations.

Their target changed however when they completed this goal by 4am on Monday morning, with after an incredible effort from everyone involved.

Instead of settling for this and leaving the challenge there to enjoy the rest of their Bank holiday weekend, the crew set their sights on reaching Land's End by the evening.

In total, those taking part completed 1,165 miles, surpassing their second target of Land's End and ending up in Saltash in South West England.

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In a post on their Facebook page yesterday evening, the crew said of the event:

"We made it to Saltash 1165 miles in total ! A monumental effort. 36 hours non stop pedaling and running by all the volunteers that helped.
We never thought we would ever get so far.
In the last few hours we passed through Newquay, St Agnes, St Ives, Sennen Cove, Penlee, The Lizard, Falmouth, Fowey, Looe and Plymouth."

The RNLI crew took part in the event to raise funds to be able to continue doing their vital work. At time of writing they have raised an impressive £1,520, beating their goal of £1,000, but are still encouraging residents to donate to their JustGiving page, which can be found here.

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