Abersoch RNLI volunteer completes the RNLI Extra Miler Challenge

Lifeboats News Release

Abersoch RNLI volunteer Box Secretary Dee Hancox accompanied by Sol the dog raised over £300 after walking a total of 65 miles during the month of March.


Dee Hancox and her dog Sol have raised over £300 for the RNLI.

It’s good to hear some good news during these challenging times and Dee managed to complete the challenge as the country entered into the lockdown although she did report that the last few days she wasn’t able to walk quite so far due to the restrictions.

Dee certainly conquered the challenge which was to walk 31 miles in the month of March, or just one extra mile a day in the spirit of our volunteer crews who always go above and beyond on every shout.

Well Done and Thank You to Dee for all her efforts.

During this time of crisis fundraising events in Abersoch have had to be cancelled for the time being so we appreciate the charity donations more than ever.

If people feel compelled to show their support from home, we ask them to help by giving something that keeps our volunteers ready to launch, replaces worn-out kit or helps us repair a lifeboat. To support our lifesavers, go to: www.rnli.org/donate.

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Abersoch RNLI volunteer Dee Hancox with her dog, Sol.

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