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Ramsgate crew member in Channel swim

Lifeboats News Release

Ramsgate RNLI are pleased to report the successful completion of a swim across the English Channel by lifeboat crew member Jodie Winch.

Ramsgate RNLI crew member Jodie Winch

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Ramsgate RNLI crew member Jodie Winch
Jodie was part of a team of five women who successfully completed the Channel swim in difficult conditions on 16 July 2016 in 15 hours and 50 minutes. With the support of family, friends and colleagues, including many from the Ramsgate RNLI team Jodie has raised a total of £835.00 in sponsorship which she has donated to the RNLI.

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