News, Weymouth Lifeboats

Tue 22 October 19

5 year old boy raises £500 for RNLI


Following a tour of Tenby RNLI lifeboat station in August this year, keen lifeboat enthusiast 5 year old Joe Cons became concerned that the outgoings of the RNLI were more than it’s income.
Due to this fact, Joe decided to raise money for the charity, to go towards the cost of the fuel for the RNLI boats.
Joe came up with the idea of undertaking a sponsored cycle ride.
So Joe, along with his dad, Cycled from their home to Ely, on to Anglesey Abbey, and back to their home. A total of 32 miles!
The intrepid young fundraiser ‘shore crew’ was his mum and younger brother William.
They raised a staggering £500 in sponsorship.
On a visit to Weymouth, Joe and his mum called in to the lifeboat station for a look around and hand over the cheque to RNLI Coxswain Andy Sargent.
Joe commented that one of the best part of the sponsored ride, other than raising the money for the RNLI, was the food, drink and sweets they were allowed to keep their energy up.
On behalf of all at Weymouth Lifeboat station, and the RNLI we would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Joe for this tremendous effort.