Jack and Orson's fundraising challenge

Two brothers from West Kirby, Jack and Orson, raised over £1,500 for the RNLI by running an impressive 100km in 28 days. 

Brothers Jack and Orson after running their 100K in February for the RNLI

Photo: RNLI/David Edwards

Jack (11) and Orson (9) ran 100K last month for the RNLI

When they reached the finish line of their challenge, just outside West Kirby Lifeboat Station, they were cheered by their close family members and a couple of crew members (all socially distanced, of course).

The boys wanted to support the RNLI because they live by the sea and often see the volunteers at RNLI West Kirby in action. They'd initially set themselves a £150 target, so were thrilled to raise 10 times that amount! 

Richard Diamond, Lifeboat Operations Manager at West Kirby, says: ‘We are so proud of the boys’ achievement and thank them for raising vital funds that will continue to support all the lifesaving work that is carried out by the RNLI. We look forward to welcoming them onto the crew when they are older should they wish to join!’

Jack and Orson with a West Kirby RNLI crew member

Photo: RNLI/David Edwards

Jack and Orson with West Kirby Helm Chris Gatenby 

You could be a fundraising lifesaver too

We rely on kind donations from people like Jack and Orson (and you!) to power our lifesaving service.

If you're interested but in need of some inspiration, we've got 75 fantastic fundraising ideas to help you get started. Or you can make a donation - whatever you can spare, you'll be helping to save lives at sea.