Kayak Event supports the Hayling Lifeboats

L&S team presenting cheque to the RNLI and Fire Fighters Charities.

L&S team presenting cheque to the RNLI and Fire Fighters Charities.


Last summer thirty-nine kayakers tackled the 18 miles round Hayling Island and have raised a magnificent £4400 for local charities. They presented the cheques this week at the Havant Fire Station.

Each year this event, organised by Mark Pannell of the Fire and Rescue Service, gets bigger and this year, in a stiff SW wind, was much more challenging. One team of four from Lift &Shift Waste Management (pictured above) led by Matthew Trace and with Mike Balch, Dominic Sales and Steve Kirby, did the event for the first time and said ‘It was breezy in Langstone Harbour but the team came together and supported each other to get through.’ They raised a fantastic £2500 and were presented with the Oar Trophy for the team raising the most sponsorship. Mike Balch said ‘We encouraged our customers and suppliers to contribute!’ They were clearly very persuasive!

The event has raised £4400 so the organisers have been able to give Hayling Island RNLI Lifeboat Station £1850 and a similar sum to the Fire-Fighters Charity. Perry Dodgson and Martyn Elliot of the Fire & Rescue Service and who both took part in the event, presented the cheque to Jules Hewson from Hayling RNLI who said ‘Thank you for this superb donation. This event just gets better and better every year and already a number of the lifeboat crew are planning to take part in 2015.’ A cheque for £500 will go to Frank Dunster who runs Hayling Rescue and some smaller donations to members of the Hayling Scouts to support their adventure challenge.

Service Numbers 2019

Total Launches: 84
Atlantic 85: 42
D-Class: 42

Services Totals

2015 - 67
2014 -77
2013 - 86
2012 - 77

Tide Times
Tide Times & Heights for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) onSunday, 25 July 2021
Low Tide:06:08 ( 0.80m )
High Tide:13:25 ( 4.70m )
Low Tide:18:29 ( 1.00m )
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