Forty eight mile fundraiser raises £800 for Kilkeel RNLI
Craig Boucher of Hybrid Health and Performance completed a 4x4x48 challenge to raise funds for Kilkeel RNLI.
Craig ran four miles every four hours for 48 hours and was generously supported by friends who donated a total of £800.
Speaking after his effort, Craig said that he had to walk the last eight miles because his knees were in ‘complete agony’ with every step and he didn’t want to force an injury.
John Fisher, Kilkeel RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager in receiving the cheque said: 'It was a fantastic effort by Craig – that was almost two marathons in 48 hours – an unbelievable achievement from only three weeks of training. The donation is very welcome and the £800 will be put to good use in saving lives at sea.’
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, in a normal year, 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.