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Byline: A Plymouth woman is raising money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in memory of her younger brother who was tragically swept out to sea earlier this year while fishing.
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Kate Bindon, 28, is taking on the charity’s H2Only challenge – drinking nothing but water for two weeks.

Care worker Kate, from Plympton in Plymouth, decided to take up the H2Only challenge in memory of her younger brother Mike. On Wednesday 22 January, Mike Bindon, aged just 23, was swept out to sea as he was fishing with a friend at Polzeath in Cornwall. On what was a beautiful day for the time of year, Mike was fishing when a freak wave came and swept him out to sea. His friend dialled 999 straight away and within minutes the RNLI had launched lifeboats from Padstow, Rock and Port Isaac lifeboat stations to search the sea for him. Tragically, Mike was never found.

‘Seeing how hard the RNLI crews worked to search for my brother motivated me to take on the H2Only challenge in memory of Mike. I know that the money I’m raising through this challenge will help the RNLI save lives at sea.

‘I am very lucky to have the support of my two sons, friends and family who have helped me throughout the H2Only challenge. It has been difficult. I am a real fan of fizzy drinks and I enjoy a nice cup of tea, but I am still going strong and there is no way I will be breaking the challenge,’ said Kate. She added: ‘I would like to thank all those who have sponsored me so far. I am proud to be raising money for such a good cause.’

To donate to Kate, please visit her fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/Katie-Bindon-h2only

The H2Only challenge ends on Tuesday 10 June, with thousands of people across the UK and Ireland currently drinking nothing but water to raise money for the RNLI.

RNLI media contacts
James Hardy
Ketchum for the RNLI
james.hardy@ketchum.com
020 7611 3672

Pippa Maloney
Ketchum for the RNLI
pippa.maloney@ketchum.com
020 7611 3642

Byline: A Plymouth woman is raising money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in memory of her younger brother who was tragically swept out to sea earlier this year while fishing.
Page Content:

Kate Bindon, 28, is taking on the charity’s H2Only challenge – drinking nothing but water for two weeks.

Care worker Kate, from Plympton in Plymouth, decided to take up the H2Only challenge in memory of her younger brother Mike. On Wednesday 22 January, Mike Bindon, aged just 23, was swept out to sea as he was fishing with a friend at Polzeath in Cornwall. On what was a beautiful day for the time of year, Mike was fishing when a freak wave came and swept him out to sea. His friend dialled 999 straight away and within minutes the RNLI had launched lifeboats from Padstow, Rock and Port Isaac lifeboat stations to search the sea for him. Tragically, Mike was never found.

‘Seeing how hard the RNLI crews worked to search for my brother motivated me to take on the H2Only challenge in memory of Mike. I know that the money I’m raising through this challenge will help the RNLI save lives at sea.

‘I am very lucky to have the support of my two sons, friends and family who have helped me throughout the H2Only challenge. It has been difficult. I am a real fan of fizzy drinks and I enjoy a nice cup of tea, but I am still going strong and there is no way I will be breaking the challenge,’ said Kate. She added: ‘I would like to thank all those who have sponsored me so far. I am proud to be raising money for such a good cause.’

To donate to Kate, please visit her fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/Katie-Bindon-h2only

The H2Only challenge ends on Tuesday 10 June, with thousands of people across the UK and Ireland currently drinking nothing but water to raise money for the RNLI.


RNLI media contacts
James Hardy
Ketchum for the RNLI
james.hardy@ketchum.com
020 7611 3672

Pippa Maloney
Ketchum for the RNLI
pippa.maloney@ketchum.com
020 7611 3642