Tany’s leap of faith for RNLI

Tany Backburn, shop manager at Happisburgh RNLI, will be swapping the sea for the sky to raise funds for the station.

Tany had planned to do a skydive in May, but due to the pandemic everything was put on hold. And now that UK Parachuting, at Beccles, has reopened, Tany’s date has been set for July 25.

Tany, 69, has been a volunteer at Happisburgh for more than 20 years helping in the shop, and four years ago she took over as shop manager.

Tany Blackburn

She is hoping to raise as much as possible for the station as it has been a hard year, with the shop being closed.

Tany said: “The butterflies have started but it has happened so quickly, I’m just looking forward to the day.”

If anyone would like to sponsor her, they can follow this link to her Just Giving page.

The station’s open day will be on Sunday, August 2, from noon until 4pm with stalls and events at the Boathouse. Subject to any operational requirements there will also be a display by the lifeboat.

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