Striding out for the RNLI
Freelance photographer and charity fundraiser Ken Scott called into Barmouth Lifeboat Station on Sunday 09 July as part of his walk of the UK coast to raise money for the RNLI and Parkinson's UK.
Ken left his home in West Sussex in February 2017 and has so far raised £1,888.75 which will be split between the two charities.
His decision to support Parkinson's UK is in memory of his father-in-law Harold who died in 2015 after a long and sad decline with Parkinson's disease. Given that his fundraiser would involve walking past many lifeboat stations he decided to raise money for the RNLI too, because he says: ‘The RNLI does magnificent work at sea for our maritime nation, saving lives without discrimination.’
Ken was met for the walk over Barmouth Bridge by Barmouth RNLI volunteer crew member Helen Iles who then showed him around the lifeboat station and the type of equipment his fundraising will fund.
You can make a donation towards Ken's walk at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/coast17 and read of his progress on his fascinating blog Coast 17 at www.touchingthelight.co.uk/coast.
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.