Sponsored wheelchair walk raises over £1,000 for RNLI

Michelle Smith, Alan Corah, Helena Guess,' sat Barry Staniland, Tommy from Donny taking part in the sponsored wheelchair push.
Michelle Smith, Alan Corah, Helena Guess,' sat Barry Staniland, Tommy from Donny taking part in the sponsored wheelchair push.
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ENERGETIC sea anglers have raised a four-figure sum for the RNLI after they pushed fellow club members in wheelchairs from Skegness to Chapel recently.

A team of four from Chapel Beach Angling Club, thought what better way to raise money for the RNLI, a charity they hold very dear to their hearts, than by doing a sponsored wheelchair walk.

“It was something a bit different to walking and it takes a lot of effort pushing someone all that way but it was amazing day and people couldn’t have been more supportive; we’re very grateful,” said Alan Corah, member and walker.

The group, set off at 10am from the RNLI shed near Skegness beach and journeyed to Chapel St Leonards and JT’s Bar which they reached by 4.15pm

Even a holidaymakers and Roy Chubby Brown impressionist joined the team by sitting in a wheelchair.

“Tommy from Donny joined us for the ride as we were a little low on numbers and he was brilliant,” added Alan.

The group has managed to raise around £1,000 so far but more money is still coming in and Alan and the group, plus a kind lady from Sleaford who helped drive behind the team while on the move, wishes to thank everyone who helped.

“JT’s did us proud on the day, they donated a £500 cheque and we held the raffle, tombola and after party there,” added Alan. “Lots of people and businesses also helped. We would also like to thank Rise Taxis of Hogsthorpe who drove everyone down to Skegness with the wheelchairs.”

Lots of prizes were donated including, meals for two, bottles of wine and much more.

The Chapel Beach Angling Club has raised money many times before for the RNLI and Alan says he will do another fundraising mission again soon.

The club is already holding a charity match in a week’s time and anyone interested or wishing to donate can go to Fat Wallys Bar and ask for Alan or Danny.