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Byline: The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is celebrating fearless supporters who skydived into the record books at the weekend.
Page Content: Breaking the world record for the most tandem skydives in one day, the fearless fundraisers jumped from a height of 10,000 feet.

Out of the 323 people who took part in the jump at a number of sites across the UK on Saturday 14 June, 25 were fundraisers for the RNLI, helping to smash last year’s record of 187 participants.

Simon Blissett, 39, completed the skydive at Redlands Airfield in Swindon. He said: ‘Doing the skydive was a really incredible experience and I’m so glad I did it.
 
‘It was a fantastic way to raise money for the RNLI and being part of a world record made it even more special.
 
‘The RNLI is a great charity and I’m delighted to have raised so much money to support their lifesaving work.’

The RNLI’s courageous volunteers saved 325 lives in 2013, which roughly equates to the number of seconds spent falling back to Earth from 10,000 feet up.

The RNLI hopes to raise hundreds of pounds from the event which will go towards vital kit and training for lifeboat crews and lifeguards, covering costs such as £1,345 to kit an all-weather lifeboat crew member and £600 to fully equip a beach lifeguard.

Nathan Palmer, Head of Engagement says: ‘We’re really grateful to all our generous fundraisers, especially those who take on brave challenges such as this.’

‘Funds raised through activities such as these are vital to the future of saving lives at sea, and it’s an added bonus that the RNLI will also take a place in skydive record history.’

Byline: The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is celebrating fearless supporters who skydived into the record books at the weekend.
Page Content: Breaking the world record for the most tandem skydives in one day, the fearless fundraisers jumped from a height of 10,000 feet.

Out of the 323 people who took part in the jump at a number of sites across the UK on Saturday 14 June, 25 were fundraisers for the RNLI, helping to smash last year’s record of 187 participants.

Simon Blissett, 39, completed the skydive at Redlands Airfield in Swindon. He said: ‘Doing the skydive was a really incredible experience and I’m so glad I did it.
 
‘It was a fantastic way to raise money for the RNLI and being part of a world record made it even more special.
 
‘The RNLI is a great charity and I’m delighted to have raised so much money to support their lifesaving work.’

The RNLI’s courageous volunteers saved 325 lives in 2013, which roughly equates to the number of seconds spent falling back to Earth from 10,000 feet up.

The RNLI hopes to raise hundreds of pounds from the event which will go towards vital kit and training for lifeboat crews and lifeguards, covering costs such as £1,345 to kit an all-weather lifeboat crew member and £600 to fully equip a beach lifeguard.

Nathan Palmer, Head of Engagement says: ‘We’re really grateful to all our generous fundraisers, especially those who take on brave challenges such as this.’

‘Funds raised through activities such as these are vital to the future of saving lives at sea, and it’s an added bonus that the RNLI will also take a place in skydive record history.’