Porthcawl lifeboat duo to complete marathon challenge for RNLI …

Two Porthcawl men will run the Great Welsh Marathon in two months’ time in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution charity.

Ross Purchase, 33, and Daniel Bridge, 35, will compete in the Llanelli event on Sunday, April 17 – and have set themselves a goal of completing the run in four hours.

Porthcawl RNLI helmsman Ross, who has been a lifeboat crew member for 12 years, said he wants to give something back to the institution, which has supported his training.

£850 target

He said: “As a crew we train twice a week locally and occasionally are sent away on week-long courses – all of this is to keep us as safe as possible when we are out on rescues, but of course all training is a cost to the charity.

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“We both decided that we wanted to raise money for the RNLI so we have set up a JustGiving account and our joint aim is to raise in excess of £850 from this event.”

Ross and Daniel have been training together for the past six months, and they can be seen regularly running in RNLI vests, which are helping to promote their cause.

Marathon ‘approaching fast’

Daniel, a local builder, added: “Ross and I first discussed this idea whilst dropping off our children at West Park Primary school in Nottage.

“Then what seemed a distant date, we now realise is approaching fast.

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“Nevertheless we are both looking forward to running our first marathon and raising money too.”

To support the Porthcawl men’s cause with a donation, in order to help them in their aim to raise valuable money for the RNLI charity, text RUNA59 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.

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