Paddle boarders raise RNLI funds

Mega stand-up paddle board teams took to the water on Beadnell Bay to raise more than £500 for the RNLI. The event, organised by Kevin Anderson of KA Adventure Sports, saw intrepid teams brave the chilly waters aboard giant stand-up paddle boards to battle it out for top spot in a knockout race tournament. Kevin, pictured centre, with Seahouses lifeboat coxswain Craig Pringle and Ian Clayton, lifeboat operations manager, said: 'It was a fantastic fun event and everyone had a great time.'

Thursday, 18th October 2018, 9:56 am
Seahouses lifeboat Coxswain Craig Pringle, Kevin Anderson and Ian Clayton, lifeboat operations manager.

He added: “Stand up paddling is a great water sport that all the family can enjoy and the Mega SUP boards are brilliant fun.”

“We were amazed at the number of people who turned out to support and take part in the event and who helped us raise this brilliant amount for the RNLI.

“We love being on, in and around the water and chose to support the RNLI because of its amazing work saving lives at sea. Something which is very close to our hearts.”

RNLI community fundraiser Helen Loynes said: “We’d like to thank Kevin and KA Adventure Sports and all who took part for their support. The money raised will go towards supporting our charity’s brave volunteer crews to ensure that they can continue to save lives at sea. The RNLI wouldn’t be able to to do this valuable work without the enthusiasm of our fundraisers and companies like KA Adventure Sports.”