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RNLI fundraiser visits last lifeboat station in Scotland

Lifeboats News Release

Alex Ellis-Roswell visited Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat station on Monday 17 July 2017 as he continues he incredible fundraising challenge.


Alex is met by Eyemouth crew
Alex, who is walking around the entire coast of Britain and Ireland, visiting each and every RNLI lifeboat station on his journey.

Alex arrived in Eyemouth on Monday 17 July 2017 and was met by some of the lifeboat crew where he will stay for a day or two in order to rest following a recent ankle fracture, courtesy of a generous offer from The Home Arms Guest House, before setting off for Berwick-upon-Tweed.

So far Alex, who set off from Margate in August 2014, has raised over £53,000 and hopes to achieve a grand total of £95,000 once he completes his 9500 mile journey.

If you would like to help Alex reach his goal, then you can read more at;

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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