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The charities

The Burgh Island Race is raising money for 2 amazing charities, read more about them below, and the amazing work they do.  The money raised will be split 50:50 between the RNLI and Bantham Surf Lifesaving Club. The money from charity places, and 100% of all profits will be collected and donated.

We have set up a JustGiving, Crowdfunding page which you can see HERE and you download a sponsorship form HERE (the last page in the race pack)

Because we are splitting the money between 2 charities, a normal JustGiving page won't work for us. We will collate all the funds into the business bank account and then split equally. The money raised will be swimmers fundraising and 100% of the race profits. To raise money you can ask people to donate direct to Just Giving mentioning your name, or collect cash/transfers yourself and then donate to JustGiving in one lump sum. 

If you are in the Charity Swimming Section, we ask you raise a minimum of £50, if you are a race swimmer, you can still raise money and donate too, but there is no obligation to. 


Bantham Surf Lifesaving Club
The club provides lifesaving training to all and works closely at Bantham with the RNLI, providing volunteer lifeguard who patrol during busy seasons.

BSLSC run a Lifeguard training program for their volunteers, alongside lifesaving training for, Youth (aged 13-17) and Nippers (aged 7-12). 

Bantham SLSC can only continue its important water safety training with the help of willing and enthusiastic volunteers, who are essential for teaching younger members vital lifesaving skills. This comes at a price, and with our help raising important funds, the club can continue their local work.




Every summer, RNLI lifeguards hit the sand to keep people safe across the beaches of the UK. Providing safety advice to beachgoers, casualty care to injured people, and saving the lives of those in danger of drowning. The volunteer lifeboat crews are ready to launch 24/7. With 238 lifeboat stations around the coasts of the UK and Ireland, the RNLI have created a ring of safety to help protect and save those in peril at sea. 

The RNLI can't save lives at sea without the support of people of charity donations - less than 1% of their funding comes from government, so they need charitable donations to keep providing their excellent service.


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