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Scillies RNLI gig crew 2019

5 team members

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Team story

[p][br][/p][p][b]RNLI volunteers to row in charity crew at the World Pilot Gig Championships[/b][/p][p][br][/p][p][b]A gig crew made up of RNLI volunteers and supporters is taking to the water in the 2019 World Pilot Gig Championships on the Isles of Scilly this weekend ([/b][url=http://x-apple-data-detectors://2][b]May 4[/b][/url][b] and 5). The team, made up of volunteers from Salcombe, Looe, Exmouth and Bristol, will be talking to gig rowers and raising awareness of the RNLI’s prevention and safety advice over the course of the two-day event.[/b][/p][p][br][/p][p]Duncan Norris, RNLI volunteer Community Safety Officer at Salcombe RNLI and mens captain at Salcombe Gig Club, organised the gig crew to raise awareness of the RNLI’s #respectthewater campaign and give something back to the St Mary’s Lifeboat.[/p][p]We thought it would be great opportunity to raise awareness of the RNLI’s safety work in the gig community, by having a visible presence and involvement in the sport’s biggest event in the calendar.[/p][p]The crew is made up of Dan Margetts, volunteer helm at Looe RNLI and 2018 men's world champion, Mark Champion from Exmouth RNLI, and former volunteer RNLI Lifeguard Geoff Goodier from Salcombe and RNLI supporters Luke Griffith from Torquay, James Boundy from Callington and Len Collacott from Bristol.[/p][p]Duncan is the crew’s cox. He explained: “The rowing community is made up of people who are used to being around the sea and have an awareness of the dangers such as tides and wind. Our aim is to be visible and be a signal to trigger people to think about safety. [/p][p]We will be in RNLI branded kit so easy to spot, and will be chatting to rowers and gig clubs as relatable people from the same sporting world with the same passion about rowing. Our fantastic rowing kit was donated by Luke as a tribute to his family's lifeboat and boating heritage in Torquay. [/p][p]We’re not necessarily focused on results, although some of our more competitive crew members may be, our aim is to lead by example and have an RNLI presence at such a momentous event for the rowing community.”[/p][p]The crew will also have a collection bucket with all monies collected going to St Mary’s Lifeboat Station on the island.[/p][p]Duncan Norris is available for interview across the two day event on St Mary’s. Please contact him on [url=http://tel:07890%20301238]07890 301238[/url][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

04 May 2019



May 21, 2019


Well done from Aunty Pauline

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 15, 2019

Graham Deasy

Congratulations on your achievement in the Scillies.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 9, 2019


Great your getting stuck in Luke for a good cause, all the best Andrew, Susie, Abbie & Sam 👍👍

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

May 8, 2019


Well done!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 8, 2019


On behalf of Exmouth Gig club


May 7, 2019

Polly Williams

Well done, a great cause. And thanks for the lift back from Penzance, Max!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 7, 2019


Congratulations Bolt crew. Can we have our rower back now? ;)

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 7, 2019

Ben A - Exmouth

Well done Bolt/RNLI Crew. Great to finish in the same group together in the finals!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 6, 2019


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 6, 2019

Caroline B

Well done team RNLI. .. Fabulous result.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Duncan Norris

Duncan Norris

Max Champion

Max Champion

Luke Griffith

Luke Griffith

James Boundy

James Boundy

len Collacott

len Collacott