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RNLI RECEIVES CASH BENEFIT FROM NATASHA’S CHALLENGE

NatashaCowesLifeboatChequeNatasha Lambert who, despite being severely disabled through athetoid cerebral palsy took part in another major challenge last summer, has now presented a cheque for £5,469 to the RNLI.

The presentation took place at the Cowes lifeboat station Christmas dinner at the Sir Max Aitken Museum in the High Street.

The £5,469.20 represents a third of what Natasha raised through sponsorship from sailing single-handed 430 miles from her home town of Cowes to Wales, where she climbed the 2,907 feet Pen y Fan mountain in the Brecon Beacons. The other two thirds of the sponsorship went to the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and the Royal Yachting Association Foundation.

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It was in her 21 foot mini transit Miss Isle Too that she sailed to Wales. For her mountain climb she exchanged her wheelchair for a special walking aid.

Last year the RNLI also benefitted when Natasha sailed her Miss Isle Too across the English Channel.

Photograph by Dave Davies

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