RNLI Aith lifeboat station welcomes charity walker Alex Ellis-Roswell
Alex Ellis-Roswell hopes to be coming to Shetland on Sunday 23 April, as part of his continuing charity walk around the coast of Britain to raise money for the RNLI.
He intends to visit all the RNLI lifeboat stations in the UK, this will see him walking a total of 9,500 miles around the British coastline. He started his walk when he left his home in Kent on 3 August 2014, and has so far raised almost £50,000 for the charity.
He will be walking around Shetland during the following week, so please look out for him, and donate if you can. Alex will also be hoping that people will come forward with offers of food and accommodation, so that he is able to continue with his walk.
The RNLI provides a voluntary 24 hour search and rescue service, and saves around 23 lives per day. It relies on fundraisers such as Alex, to be able to continue to save lives at sea.
Please support Alex, and the RNLI, by donating. You can do this through his facebook page; www.facebook.com/alexellisroswell
or you can donate by visiting
Notes to editors
Photo shows Alex Ellis-Roswell in Kirkwall, Orkney. Credit Alex Ellis-Roswell.
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Key facts about the RNLIThe RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.