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    Weʼve raised £5,040 to support the Eastbourne RNLI Station and Lifeboat Crew fund by diving out of an aeroplane at 12,000 ft strapped to a total stranger !!

    Eastboune, UK
    Funded on Friday, 1st December 2023

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    In June of this year (2023) Sam, my Fiancée, and I and three friends were thankfully rescued after a dismasting on our yacht in the English Channel on our way to cross the Bay of Biscay. The rescue was performed by a French Royal Navy Helicopter and the SNSM (French RNLI) and we were very grateful indeed. For understandable reasons, the French equivalent of our RNLI levy a charge for this sort of rescue which we paid with pleasure and were gratefully reimbursed by our insurer GJW Direct. It was a seven-hour rescue mission in quite challenging conditions with everyone kept safe and well and our 12m yacht remaining above the water as she is today. It was appreciated but also reinforced to me just what our own RNLI crews, who we know and love, do for mariners on a daily bases – funded by charitable donations and volunteers !!

    We have repaid the French for their service, and now I would like to balance that by raising an equivalent sum for our own wonderful team at the RNLI station in Eastboune. And jumping out of an aeroplane seems like the best way to do it.

    Any donation is appreciated. I know disposable income is an issue for everyone right now, so if you do chose to donate, please make it modest and let the power of the collective mass make up the total.

    Weather depending 'the jump' will be on Sunday 26th November 2023.

    Cheers, Hodge.



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      • Tommo


        Dec 1, 2023


      • Hannah Smithson

        Hannah Smithson

        Nov 30, 2023

        Great job for a great cause, well done!


      • Anon


        Nov 30, 2023


      • Hedgehog


        Nov 30, 2023

        There’s not enough money in the world to get me to do this, so happy to chip in to have watched you instead!Cracking job.


      • Derren & Sarah

        Derren & Sarah

        Nov 30, 2023

        Amazing! Well done x


      • Charles & Tracey

        Charles & Tracey

        Nov 29, 2023

        Well done from Charles & Tracey at The Chequers Laddingford.


      • Adam CW

        Adam CW

        Nov 29, 2023

        Nice work and job done on the bucket list


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      Steve Hodges

      Steve Hodges

      Eastboune, UK

      Aside from running an IT company day to day, I am an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor (YMI) and avid sailor. I have decided to throw myself out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft in order to raise money for the amazing team at RNLI Eastbourne - before I am too old and too heavy !!

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