This afternoon a special visitor arrived at Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat Station.
At 4:00 pm this afternoon we had the pleasure of welcoming Beth Wickes to Moelfre lifeboat station after she had completed the Amlwch to Moelfre leg of her mammoth walk around Britain
Beth is raising money for the RNLI, Lowland Rescue and Mountain Rescue services. She started her long walk at Tower Bridge RNLI lifeboat station in London on 3 Oct 2018. Having already walked the south coast and the West Country she expects the walk to take approximately two years.
As a profession, which is currently on hold, Beth is a cartographer so well used to map reading. Beth said that she had already covered about 1500 miles with an expected walk totaling over 4000 miles.
Whilst some people travel to different parts of the world for adventure Beth decided that this country was beautiful, and the walk provided not only a challenge for her but an opportunity to visit and appreciate all of our coastline. She said, ‘I have seen so many fabulous views so far and the many strangers that I have met on the walk have been so kind and generous to me. To help, people have offered me overnight accommodation which I value, and this support allows my journey to be that much more interesting too’.
Tomorrow is a rest day for Beth, but she will be starting her next leg of her walk from Moelfre to Beaumaris this Saturday morning. If you would like to show your support or accompany Beth on part of her walk, then please join us outside our boathouse this Sat morning July 11th at 10:15 am.
You can follow Beth’s progress by logging on to her website, www.bethfootforward.co.uk
For further information, please contact Phil Williams, Moelfre Lifeboat Press Officer, on 0777 3979910
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 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.