‘ JAIL TIME’ FOR BOSS OF RGB
For crimes against dancing, the CEO of RGB Building Supplies was thrown into Exeter Castle’s prison as part of Children’s Hospice South West’s Jail & Bail fundraising initiative.
Kevin Fenlon’s bail was initially set at £999 and it was then down to him to invite friends, family, colleagues and RGB customers to donate to the worthy cause so he could be released.
However, due to the seriousness of his dancing crimes, Kevin’s bail was increased to £1,500 – but it seems his supporters were keen to set him free and helped raise a fantastic £2,738.
Representatives from six other South West companies joined Kevin in the cells.
In total, the prisoners raised over £11,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.
OCEAN AMBASSADORS AT NATIONAL MARINE AQUARIUM
The most successful Olympic sailor of all time, Sir Ben Ainslie and his wife Lady Ainslie were announced as Ocean Ambassadors of the National Marine Aquarium at a dinner in Plymouth.
The funds raised will go towards the NMA’S national school outreach programme, which aims to bring the ocean into school classrooms across the UK, helping school children to connect with the ocean wherever they live.
Ben and Georgie join the NMA in its concern that in the UK, and many other countries across the world, young people can go through their school life without learning about topics relating to the ocean, despite the ocean representing the largest living space on the planet.
Roger Maslin, CEO of the NMA said: “It’s great that Ben and his family have joined our growing team of Ocean Ambassadors and are passionate about helping us on our journey to support teachers to include marine topics in their teaching of the curriculum.”
Ben added: “As a family, we are excited to be supporting the National Marine Aquarium. We spend much of our time out on the water, so really understand the importance of looking after the oceans and are passionate about inspiring future generations to develop pro-ocean habits.”
Many happy returns
You’ll never tire of visiting Dartmoor – and proof of that are Willi and Ursula Mesch, who since 1985 have returned twice a year to the River Dart Country Park in Ashburton.
The German couple, now in their 70s, used to bring a caravan but lately stayed in B&B accommodation at Holne Park House in the country park.
Herr Mesch remarked: “The tranquillity and atmosphere of this location is very special. Every time we return, it feels like coming home.”