Dave seeks sponsorship for Eddystone Pursuit challenge

PUBLISHED: 12:05 01 July 2013 | UPDATED: 12:05 01 July 2013

An Exmouth RNLI volunteer is gearing up to take part in a charity sail to raise funds for the sea safety charity

Dave Ashman, Exmouth RNLI deputy launching authority, is taking part in the Eddystone Pursuit on July 13, to raise funds for the station’s launch and recovery vehicle for the new Shannon class lifeboat, due to arrive next year.

An Exmouth RNLI volunteer is gearing up to take part in a charity sail to raise funds for the sea safety charity Dave Ashman, Exmouth RNLI deputy launching authority, is taking part in the Eddystone Pursuit on July 13, to raise funds for the station’s launch and recovery vehicle for the new Shannon class lifeboat, due to arrive next year.

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An Exmouth RNLI volunteer is gearing up to take part in the 26-mile Eddystone Pursuit

An Exmouth RNLI volunteer is gearing up to take part in a charity sail to raise funds for the sea safety charity

Dave Ashman, Exmouth RNLI deputy launching authority, is taking part in the Eddystone Pursuit on July 13, to raise funds for the station’s launch and recovery vehicle for the new Shannon class lifeboat, due to arrive next year.

The annual event takes place between Plymouth and Hand Deeps Buoy, off Eddystone Rocks. Sailing teams race each other over a 26-mileeturn course for prize money towards their chosen charities.

Dave, 60, a member of Exe Sailing Club, is appealing for sponsorship for his 2013 attempt.

Last year Dave’s attempt raised more than £500 for the RNLI, plus an extra £8,000 because he was also part of the South West RNLI team of five boats which finished second.

Dave, who has been sailing for 20 years, said: “Having been involved with the RNLI as a volunteer deputy launching authority since 2009 l felt it would be appropriate to choose the RNLI as my charity to sponsor for this event.

“The RNLI is of paramount importance to all sailors as without their dedicated and sometimes heroic support on the water, there are many sailors whose lives would have taken a different course had they not been there to assist them.”

You can sponsor Dave at www.virginmoneygiving.com/daveashman

or sign the sponsorship form at the RNLI shop, in Queens Drive.

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