Our charity of the month for July was Cowes Lifeboat which uses 50 local people, none of whom are paid, to provide a serviceable lifeboat 24 hours a day. Almost 40 of them carry a pager which can go off at any time, day or night, and those available are expected to get to the station come wind, rain or shine to launch and crew the lifeboat within 10 minutes.
This is the third time we have had Cowes Lifeboat as our nominated charity. In November and December last year we fell short of the target so it is a great relief that we have finally made it and a donation of £200 will be made. Not only that, but it was our best-ever distance total. Well done everyone who took part!