RNLI Receives Cash Benefit from Natasha’s Big Challenge

8th December 2014

Natasha, accompanied by her mother, Mandy, presents the cheque to Cowes Lifeboat Operations Manager Mark Southwell.

Natasha Lambert who, despite being severely disabled through athetoid cerebral palsy took part in another major challenge last summer, has now presented a cheque for £5,469.20p 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.

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.

Author: George Chastney, Lifeboat Press Officer.

Photo Credit: RNLI/Dave Davies

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