Ralf Little endorses lifeboat charity’s Big Swim

PUBLISHED: 17:30 07 August 2012

Ralf Little with some of the competitors.

Ralf Little with some of the competitors.


RALF Little took time out of his hectic filming schedule for Sky comedy The Café to endorse the RNLI’s Big Swim event in the build-up to the annual fundraiser on Sunday.

The Royle Family star posed with swimmers who will brave the waters of the Bristol Channel in aid of the lifeboat charity this weekend.

The annual Big Swim sees fundraisers dropped at the end of Brean Down before they swim two-and-a-half miles of open sea against powerful tides to Anchor Head.

Organiser Sean McHenry, a former winner of the race, met Little by chance when the two were travelling to Weston in the same train compartment.

The star’s mobile was running out of battery, so he asked Mr McHenry if he could borrow his charger.

It was then that Little agreed to endorse the race, telling Mr McHenry it is a very creditable challenge in aid of one of the most important charities.

The RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, Pete Holder said: “We are a volunteer service completely dependent on donations and legacies to continue our work. This money will help in our rigorous training of the volunteers who man our lifeboats.”

For more information or to sponsor a swimmer, go to www.justgiving.com/teams/BigSwim2012

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