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Raise some money for the RNLI!

Posted by Lisa Rutter 
Lisa Rutter
Raise some money for the RNLI!
3 December '07 | 2:28pm
Looking for a challenge to inspire you in 2008? Why don?t you sign up for the experience of a lifetime, running, jumping or even flying for the RNLI?.!

We have a whole range of opportunities for you to make 2008 a memorable year. If you?re looking to get fit after Christmas, do something you?ve always wanted to do, or just enjoy the atmosphere of raising money in a great location with lots of others, why don?t you consider raising money for the RNLI while you do it? We really do need your support, and by raising funds for the RNLI you will be directly contributing to the essential lifesaving service offered by our volunteer crews. Those crews rescued an average of 22 people per day last year at a cost of up to ?5,800 per launch. Your contributions are the only way that the RNLI can continue to maintain its? ?ring of safety? around the British Isles.

As well as guaranteed places at the world?s largest half-marathon, the Great North Run (5th Oct, www.rnli.org.uk/greatnorthrun), we also have guaranteed places at the increasingly popular Great Manchester Run (18th May, www.rnli.org.uk/greatmanchesterrun). The 10km course takes in the sights of Manchester?s cosmopolitan city centre, taking you out to Salford Quays and Old Trafford before finishing back in the city centre. Our post-race parties at both of these events include a reviving massage to soothe those aching limbs! Or why not try the up and coming Tamworth 10km race (4th May, www.rnli.org.uk/events), which offers a great atmosphere and finishes in the grounds of the spectacular Tamworth Castle.

Don?t fancy all that training? Then why not test your mettle at the daring Dracula Drop in Whitby, North Yorks on Saturday 26th April?! This exhilarating bungee jump sees you leaping from a platform 160ft above Whitby Harbour, with the ruined Abbey as your backdrop. All you need to do to bungee for free is raise over ?100 sponsorship. Alternatively, you can do the double and zipslide AND abseil from the top of the 170ft Baitings Dam, West Yorks on the same day (Sat 21st June). Get the ultimate adrenaline rush as you fly through the air over the water, and then abseil down the side of the dam, taking in the incredible views as you go. To take this double challenge you?ll need to raise ?250 in sponsorship ? easy if you ask all of your friends who are too scared to do it to donate ?10!

For more information on any of our adrenaline events, please go to our website (www.rnli.org.uk/events), email events_n@rnli.org.uk or call 0161 787 8779. Keep an eye out for new events that we?ll be posting up there throughout the year ? and get out there and challenge yourself in 2008!

Best wishes,


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