Emily Stott’s story

Emily Stott’s brother Jimmi was a passionate and vibrant man. He lived every day to the full and he loved to surf off the coast of Cornwall. While surfing around Watergate Bay, Newquay, in September 2006, Jimmi suffered an epileptic fit and fell into the water. RNLI volunteers launched immediately and gave him CPR before he was airlifted to Treliske Hospital. Sadly, he passed away 3 days later.

Emily and her family were grateful to our volunteers for their efforts and for those extra days with James. Emily wanted to do something special to honour her brother and the RNLI, so she began training to run two half marathons and the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2015.

Emily began fundraising for the RNLI with her brothers Edward Scott and Jonathan Scott, and since then she has raised £15,000 to fund the inshore lifeboat Jimmi, which has performed countless rescues. And this year, she has raised another £10k in the memory of Jimmi.

Fundraisers like Emily push themselves to the limit to help save lives at sea. Every effort makes an extraordinary difference to our lifesaving work. And if you sign up to host a Fish Supper, you’ll be a lifesaver too.

‘Jimmi was not only my older brother but he was also my best friend. If it were not for the RNLI, I would never have had the opportunity to spend time with him before the ventilator was switched off.’ Emily says.

‘They gave me and my family 3 days to spend with James, and that to me is invaluable and time that I will eternally treasure.’

– RNLI supporter Emily Stott

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