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Byline: The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is encouraging people to sign up to take on its brand new H2Only challenge and raise funds for the charity by giving up all drinks except water, before the sign up period closes on Tuesday 27 May
Page Content:
New
Brighton solicitor David Roberts has already signed up to the
challenge, which he started on the 12th
May. Due to one of his clients promising to increase his donation,
David has extended his challenge from the official 2 weeks to 4 weeks and hopes to raise over
£1500 for his local lifeboat station at New Brighton.

During
a visit to the lifeboat station he met Graham Sale, Lifeboat
Operations Manager and Ian Thornton Deputy Launch Authority who
explained some of the workings of our station and its Atlantic 85
lifeboat and Inshore Hovercraft. David commented that ‘ The challenge
has not been easy, as tea and coffee drinker plus no stranger to the
occasional medicinal drink, after a few days I found myself suffering
with headaches as a probable result of caffeine withdrawal, I got
through that and am now feeling absolutely great. Over the years I
have done some sailing and I took on the challenge as I couldn’t
think of a more worthwhile cause than supporting the RNLI and its
aims of saving lives at sea and around the coast.’

To support David
you can donate by clicking on :
http://www.justgiving.com/david-roberts-2014

The
gruelling H2Only challenge runs from Tuesday 27 May to Tuesday 10
June, with participants giving up all drinks – alcoholic and
non-alcoholic – except water for the two week period.

As
well as going H2Only for two weeks, participants are encouraged to
ask for sponsorship and to donate the money they save through only
drinking water. Money raised will support the charity whose volunteer
lifeboat crews and lifeguards rescued 9,951 people last year across
the UK and Ireland.

All
those brave enough to take on the challenge must sign up by Tuesday
27 May at www.H2Only.org.uk.

Just
as dedicated RNLI lifeboat volunteers and lifeguards need to be
selfless and committed when they’re saving lives at sea,
participants will need to become masters of self-control to succeed
in this challenge. It’s not just alcohol that participants will
have to give up for two weeks, they’ll also need to say goodbye to
fizzy drinks, tea, coffee, juice and squash.

A
free H2Only app is available to download from Google Play and the
Apple App Store, to help participants get through this tough
challenge. The app gives participants the chance to unlock rewards
like adding a slice of lemon to their water if they can manage to
raise £15 in one day. Participants can also take on the H2Only
challenge as part of a team through the app, and can share
encouragement when will-power hits choppy water.

Graham
Sale, Lifeboat Operations Manager at New Brighton commented ‘Through
taking part or sponsoring participants in this challenge, the public
will help raise vital funds to support RNLI lifesavers across the UK
and Ireland. Our crews know just how important every pound raised is.
It pays for the lifeboats we use, the kit and the training – all of
which keep them safe when we’re out on a shout.

We are really
impressed with what David is doing for us at New Brighton and I would
encourage anyone brave enough to take on the H2Only challenge to sign
up now.’

Paul
Boissier, RNLI Chief Executive, is taking on the challenge. He said:
‘We hope the H2Only challenge will help raise awareness of the
important work the RNLI does. It reflects what the charity does and
the commitment that all RNLI lifesavers display day-in, day-out. In
2013, during the same two week period which the H2Only campaign
covers, RNLI lifeboat crews and lifeguards rescued 787 people, saving
18 lives across the UK and Ireland.’

Notes
to editors

Attached
image:

RNLI
New Brighton H2Only 1 – shows David Roberts, partner in David
Roberts & Co, Solicitors, Victoria Road, New Brighton,with
a glass of water alongside Ian Thornton, DLA and Graham Sale,
Lifeboat Operations Manager @ RNLI New Brighton. They are all enjoying a glass of water.

The
H2Only app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store here:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/h2only-by-rnli/id852376182?ls=1&mt=8

The
H2Only app can be downloaded from Google Play here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.rnli.h2o

RNLI
media contacts

For
more information please contact Bob
Warwick, New Brighton Press Officer, on 0784 765 8922 or email
bob.warwick@ntlworld.com or
Luke Blissett, Public Relations Officer, on 01202 663184 or email
luke_blissett@rnli.org.uk.
Alternatively, call the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789 or email
pressoffice@rnli.org.uk.

RNLI
online

For
more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk.
News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds,
downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre
www.rnli.org.uk/press

Key
facts about the RNLI

The
RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour
search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of
Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 237 lifeboat stations in the
UK and Ireland and has more than 200 lifeguard units on beaches
around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government
and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its
rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews
and lifeguards have saved over 140,000 lives.

Charity
number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland and registered in
England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736)

Byline: The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is encouraging people to sign up to take on its brand new H2Only challenge and raise funds for the charity by giving up all drinks except water, before the sign up period closes on Tuesday 27 May
Page Content: New Brighton solicitor David Roberts has already signed up to the challenge, which he started on the 12th May. Due to one of his clients promising to increase his donation, David has extended his challenge from the official 2 weeks to 4 weeks and hopes to raise over £1500 for his local lifeboat station at New Brighton.

During a visit to the lifeboat station he met Graham Sale, Lifeboat Operations Manager and Ian Thornton Deputy Launch Authority who explained some of the workings of our station and its Atlantic 85 lifeboat and Inshore Hovercraft. David commented that ' The challenge has not been easy, as tea and coffee drinker plus no stranger to the occasional medicinal drink, after a few days I found myself suffering with headaches as a probable result of caffeine withdrawal, I got through that and am now feeling absolutely great. Over the years I have done some sailing and I took on the challenge as I couldn't think of a more worthwhile cause than supporting the RNLI and its aims of saving lives at sea and around the coast.'

To support David you can donate by clicking on : http://www.justgiving.com/david-roberts-2014

The gruelling H2Only challenge runs from Tuesday 27 May to Tuesday 10 June, with participants giving up all drinks – alcoholic and non-alcoholic – except water for the two week period.

As well as going H2Only for two weeks, participants are encouraged to ask for sponsorship and to donate the money they save through only drinking water. Money raised will support the charity whose volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards rescued 9,951 people last year across the UK and Ireland.

All those brave enough to take on the challenge must sign up by Tuesday 27 May at www.H2Only.org.uk.

Just as dedicated RNLI lifeboat volunteers and lifeguards need to be selfless and committed when they’re saving lives at sea, participants will need to become masters of self-control to succeed in this challenge. It’s not just alcohol that participants will have to give up for two weeks, they’ll also need to say goodbye to fizzy drinks, tea, coffee, juice and squash.

A free H2Only app is available to download from Google Play and the Apple App Store, to help participants get through this tough challenge. The app gives participants the chance to unlock rewards like adding a slice of lemon to their water if they can manage to raise £15 in one day. Participants can also take on the H2Only challenge as part of a team through the app, and can share encouragement when will-power hits choppy water.

Graham Sale, Lifeboat Operations Manager at New Brighton commented ‘Through taking part or sponsoring participants in this challenge, the public will help raise vital funds to support RNLI lifesavers across the UK and Ireland. Our crews know just how important every pound raised is. It pays for the lifeboats we use, the kit and the training – all of which keep them safe when we’re out on a shout.

We are really impressed with what David is doing for us at New Brighton and I would encourage anyone brave enough to take on the H2Only challenge to sign up now.’

Paul Boissier, RNLI Chief Executive, is taking on the challenge. He said: ‘We hope the H2Only challenge will help raise awareness of the important work the RNLI does. It reflects what the charity does and the commitment that all RNLI lifesavers display day-in, day-out. In 2013, during the same two week period which the H2Only campaign covers, RNLI lifeboat crews and lifeguards rescued 787 people, saving 18 lives across the UK and Ireland.’

Notes to editors

Attached image:
RNLI New Brighton H2Only 1 - shows David Roberts, partner in David Roberts & Co, Solicitors, Victoria Road, New Brighton,with a glass of water alongside Ian Thornton, DLA and Graham Sale, Lifeboat Operations Manager @ RNLI New Brighton. They are all enjoying a glass of water.

The H2Only app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/h2only-by-rnli/id852376182?ls=1&mt=8

The H2Only app can be downloaded from Google Play here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.rnli.h2o

RNLI media contacts

For more information please contact Bob Warwick, New Brighton Press Officer, on 0784 765 8922 or email bob.warwick@ntlworld.com or Luke Blissett, Public Relations Officer, on 01202 663184 or email luke_blissett@rnli.org.uk. Alternatively, call the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789 or email pressoffice@rnli.org.uk.

RNLI online

For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre www.rnli.org.uk/press

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 237 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 200 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 140,000 lives.

Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland and registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736)