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Monday, 18 January 2010

Chiswick and Teddington RNLI lifeboatmen to hit The Bentall Centre in Kingston for a spectacular fundraising weekend

RNLI lifeboat crew members from Chiswick and Teddington stations on the Thames will take up residence in Kingston’s Bentall Centre shopping complex for a whole 24 hours this month, in an attempt to raise funds for the charity that saves lives at sea.

The crew, who regularly launch their lifeboats on the River Thames to rescue those in peril, will attempt a 24-hour row-a-thon within The Bentall Centre, Kingston between Friday 29 and Saturday 30 January. The crew will be using rowing machines on loan for the weekend and will take it in turns to row continuously for 24 hours.

And giving the crew a helping hand at the start will be special guest, British Olympic gold medal-winning rower, Greg Searle. Currently training for, and with his sights firmly set on a comeback in the London 2012 Olympics, Greg is happy to lend his support to the lifeboat crews for their fundraising attempt.

The gruelling challenge has been organised to raise money for the RNLI’s SOS Day, the charity’s biggest national fundraising day, on Friday 29 January 2010. The crew from the lifeboat station hope their efforts will attract people to show their support throughout the adventure, and possibly inspire others to follow suit and organise or take part in a fundraising event for the RNLI.

To sponsor the lifeboat crews for their fundraising, or to find our more about their plans, visit their Just Giving page at
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