SOS day with the Dart RNLI

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Yes, it's come round again! Next year (2011) SOS Day falls on Friday 28 January, and the overall theme for the charity's biggest fundraising day is rowing!

The Under 16 Gig rowers from Fowey issued a challenge to other rowers to raise money for the SOS appeal by rowing afloat or on rowing machines. They plan to row the equivalent of the distance from Fowey to Falmouth. At the time of going to press our local plans are all in the melting pot. The Dart Lifeboat crew are looking to row the equivalent distance of Dartmouth to the Isles of Scilly on rowing machines in the Lifeboat station. Hopefully there will be additional indoor rowing machines available for those who prefer to Sweat rather than Splash and raise money for us by being sponsored. Please keep an eye open for details of how you could contribute to the event, either by taking part or sponsoring others.

The four local Primary Schools have all agreed to take part in SOS day activities again. The photograph of Buster Hart last year in his RNLI gear at St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Primary School has been circulated to all the RNLI Education volunteers promoting this year’s SOS events and is on this year’s RNLI SOS web page.

Posted on Fri 28 Jan 2011 by John Fenton

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