Jane Madigan

Cardiff Half Marathon in aid of Dart RNLI Lifeboat Station Appeal

Fundraising for RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution
£3,915
raised of £3,000 target
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Event: Cardiff Half Marathon 2023, on 1 October 2023
Dart Lifeboat Station Appeal
Campaign by RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RCN Eng/Wal 20609,SC037736,ROI20003326,IOM1308,Jer14)
This Appeal has been launched to raise the money required to renovate the old Dart Lifeboat Station at Ferry View to allow it to become the permeant home for the volunteer crews so they can continue their work of saving lives in and around Dartmouth

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Dear Family & Friends,

I am doing the Cardiff Half Marathon on 1st October to raise funds for the Dart RNLI Lifeboat Station Appeal. Living near Dartmouth and being lucky enough to spend a lot of time in and around the water, it's a cause very close to my heart.

The original lifeboat station cost £300 and was built on land owned by Raleigh Estates. The lifeboat station was sold for £100 when it was closed in 1896. The existing Dart Lifeboat Station was established in 2007 when a temporary Lifeboat Station was constructed on Coronation Park.

The Dart RNLI Lifeboat Station Appeal has been launched to fund the £1.3 million cost of renovating the original lifeboat station which will house the station's D-Class lifeboat. The station will provide modern facilities, which include dedicated changing, workshop, training, and crew welfare facilities. Launch times will be significantly reduced as the site is adjacent to the river and will almost certainly result in more lives being saved.

If you've ever watched the TV programme 'Saving Lives At Sea', you can't fail to be impressed by the sheer dedication and bravery of the volunteer crews. Whether we live near or far from the water, any one of us may find ourselves in need of help from the RNLI. Not only sailors but swimmers, paddleboarders, kayakers, coastal path walkers and pet owners (yes they rescue quite a few pets too!)

As many of you know, I'm an occasional runner and previously my longest runs have been Parkruns of just over 3 miles. I've been training a few times a week since April and am now able to run considerably further and I'm optimistic that with the help of some bananas, energy bars and jelly babies, I'll be able to complete the half marathon.

These are financially challenging times for us all, so I'd really appreciate donations of any size to the appeal. With your help we can provide volunteer crews and their support teams with the facilities that they need to continue their work of saving lives along the Devon Coastline.

Thanks in advance.

Jane x

About the campaign

This Appeal has been launched to raise the money required to renovate the old Dart Lifeboat Station at Ferry View to allow it to become the permeant home for the volunteer crews so they can continue their work of saving lives in and around Dartmouth

About the charity

RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution

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RCN Eng/Wal 20609,SC037736,ROI20003326,IOM1308,Jer14
RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour search and rescue service all around the UK and Ireland, while lifeguards keep a careful watch on the UK’s busiest beaches. RNLI lifesaving and drowning prevention depend on supporter fundraising and the generous donations that you and others give.

Donation summary

Total raised
£3,914.80
+ £715.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£3,914.80
Offline donations
£0.00

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