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Builders’ merchant raises cash for lifeboats

A builders’ merchant has handed a cheque worth more than £7,000 to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), after a team from the firm kayaked more than 20 miles for the charity.

Inter-Line, based in Devon, is used to raising cash for the RNLI, which works in both the local area and all around the coast of the UK. Last year, the firm raised more than £5,000 in the same challenge.

Increasing its fundraising efforts by 50% for this year, the team raised a total of £7,400, as it successfully kayaked from Newton Abbot to the Brixham Lifeboat station.

It was not a gentle trip – covering four miles along the tidal River Teign and a further 16 at sea, it was a far cry from such leisurely pursuits as kayaking in Cheshire on the River Dee.

Talking about the adventure, the financial director for the firm, Neil Robinson, said:

“Our team set off from Newton Abbot at 7 am in quiet, sunny conditions, but we knew we wouldn’t be so lucky for the entire trip.

“After four miles down the Teign and then 10 around the south Devon coast, we rounded Hopes Nose into Torbay and were greeted with a 15 mph head-wind, which we had to contend with for the final six miles.”

Robinson went on to explain how this made the challenge a lot more difficult than last year, with the team having to paddle for more than eight and half hours, compared to just six and a half in last year’s effort.