Water company raise thousands for Exmouth life guards

A WATER company has raised more than �5,000 for Exmouth’s lifeguards.

Staff from South West Water competed in the Exe Valley Triathlon in May to raise �5,635.30 for the RNLI’s South West Lifeguard Appeal.

Sarah Beresford, Senior RNLI lifeguard on Exmouth beach accepted the money on behalf of the RNLI

The two most successful fundraisers Jennifer Ellis, who raised �401 and Jack Board who raised �850 were both awarded with a VIP visit to the new Exmouth Lifeboat Station.

A spokesman for South West Water said: “We chose to raise money for the RNLI because of the close affinity between South West Water’s �2 billion Clean Sweep programme, which has improved bathing water quality across the region, and the role of the RNLI performs in providing a lifeboat and lifeguard service on beaches and coastlines in the south west.”

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David Hannah, RNLI Appeals Manager said; ‘I’d like to say a huge thank you …without the support of individuals, groups and companies like these, the RNLI would not be able to provide the service it does.

“The money the team raised is a wonderful achievement by all concerned. Every pound is hard earned and very important to the RNLI, so this contribution will go a very long way to training and equipping our lifeguards in the South West.”

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