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Presentation of cheque by double-Channel swimmer

Lifeboats News Release

In August 2016 Sally Minty-Gravett, MBE did the double, swimming across the English Channel twice to raise funds for two local charities.

Sally Minty-Gravett, MBE presents her cheque to RNLI Jersey

RNLI/Helier de Veulle

Cheque presentation at St Helier RNLI Lifeboat Station
Sally is the oldest woman to swim across the Channel and back again and the only swimmer to have completed five Channel swims in five different decades. When she undertook the double-Channel swim, she committed to raise money for two local Jersey charities, the Jersey Cheshire Home and the RNLI.

This week, Sally was finally able to present RNLI Jersey with the cheque for monies she raised for the local charity, amounting to £6,000, which she did at the St Helier lifeboat station, presenting the cheque to RNLI Jersey Management Group Chairman, Roy Bullen, MBE and RNLI Jersey Lifeboat Operations Manager, Nigel Sweeny, MBE.

Roy Bullen, MBE commented:

"The monies raised by Sally from her amazing double-Channel swim are extremely gratefully received by RNLI Jersey. It costs over £300,000 a year to operate the two lifeboat stations in Jersey and Sally's fund-raising will help ensure that the RNLI is able to continue to maintain its lifesaving service around our Island."

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