Cousins to take part in RNLI MayDay Mile Charity Fundraiser

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Two young cousins are aiming to complete a full mile along Exmouth seafront to raise funds for the lifesaving charity in the RNLI MayDay Mile challenge.

The two youngsters, Ivie Simkiss-Cowtan, aged 3 years, from Exeter and Isla Cowtan, 5 years old from Worcester, are aiming to complete their walk along Exmouth seafront as part of the annual RNLI Mayday challenge. They will be escorted by their families and aiming to raise important and much needed funds for the RNLI.

They are expected to set off on their challenge at 2pm Sunday 30 May 2021, starting and will be finishing at Exmouth Lifeboat Station, where donations can be taken on the day, people are encouraged to head down and cheer them along and help them achieve their target.

Ricky Cowtan, father of Ivie, said, “I saw the RNLI Mayday mile promoted locally on social media. I’ve worked closely with the charity as an independent lifeguard in Newquay, I’m familiar with their lifeboats and all too aware of the importance of the work they do. The lifesaving charity has always been one close to my families heart and the girls always love seeing the lifeboats at Exmouth when we’re on the seafront. So I thought it would be an excellent way to raise funds and a nice thing for the girls to do.”

MayDay Mile Cowtan – Isla and Ivie in training for the event. Credit : Ricky Cowtan

The two girls have already raised over £500, but you can help Ivie and Isla raise even more by sponsoring them. Simply complete an all important donation on their official RNLI fundraising page below, and if you are able to ‘Gift Aid’ your contribution, so much the better.

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