Marvellous Stobart Charity Skydive Day


28 April 2014

Eddie Stobart truck drivers, and stars of Channel Five’s Eddie Stobart: Trucks & Trailers, Ashley Maddocks and Dave Pickerill took part in a charity skydiving day yesterday to help raise funds for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, to help make life better for seriously ill children.

A team of Stobart employees, drivers and fans jumped from the Parachuting Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham, Lancashire, to raise thousands of pounds for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. The daredevil fundraisers even opted to jump from an altitude of 15,000 feet, the highest tandem skydive offered in the UK.

Emma Jeans, event fundraiser for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity said: “Leaping from a plane on a tandem skydive is the ultimate adrenalin experience, and a marvellous way to raise funds for charity. It was a day to remember for everyone who took part, and their friends and families who came to cheer them on.”

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity makes life better in many ways including through Roald Dahl children’s nurses, family hardship grants and research.  The charity has strong links with the north-west, including setting up five Roald Dahl children’s nurses, and last year helping 35 families caring for a seriously ill child living in hardship, through their family grants programme.

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Weston-super-Mare RNLI annual Lifeboat Pull on the Spring Bank Holiday

Pull2014-1 (10)For many years, following the custom in many seaside towns, Weston-super-Mare RNLI Lifeboat volunteers have towed a lifeboat along the sea front promenade to raise funds for the charity’s work of saving lives at sea. This year the Lifeboat Pull will take place at midday on the Bank Holiday Monday 5th May along Weston-super-Mare promenade.

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Generous local legacy to fund the charity’s next Shannon class lifeboat at Exmouth RNLI


PR210414-2 Geoff on Shannon AE Shannon side profileAE Shannon side profile – R and J Welburn during Coxswains’ training off Jersey.

Photos: (Credit: Andrew Eele/RNLI)

A substantial legacy in memoriam of a relative to the Captain at Spurn Point will provide the majority of the funding for Exmouth RNLI’s new Shannon class all-weather lifeboat.

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New Footage of Canada’s Most Northerly Known Shipwreck


New Footage of Canada's Most Northerly Known Shipwreck
Captured During Operation NUNALIVUT 2014
April 25, 2014
RESOLUTE BAY - Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel deployed on Operation NUNALIVUT 2014 have captured exciting new footage of the sunken merchant ship Breadalbane, a National Historic Site of Canada.

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PR210414-1 Funding for Training Geoff

PR210414-1 Geoff Bowen during an exercise drill at Lifeboat Training College at Poole.

PR210414-2 Geoff on Shannon

PR210414-2 Geoff Bowen standing aboard Exmouth RNLI’s new Shannon lifeboat at Poole, (due to arrive at the station on 9 May)


A new volunteer crew member at Exmouth RNLI lifeboat station has had a vital part of their crew training funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

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