Maddie’s MayDay Mile challenge completed to raise funds for Abersoch RNLI.

Lifeboats News Release

Madalina Parvu (Maddie) walked an amazing 125.4 miles as part of the RNLI MayDay Mile challenge and has raised over £250 for Abersoch RNLI.

Madalina Parvu

Inspried by a recent article about Abersoch RNLI in Abersoch Life Magazine, she set out aiming to do 100 miles and raise £100 and she has smashed both targets walking, running and cycling around the beautiful Pen Llyn through torrential rain and glorious sunshine, taking in the stunning scenery and beautiful coastline.

She’s received tremendous support from both generous donations and words of encouragement from friends, family and even people she just met along the way.

Abersoch RNLI crew member, and good friend of Maddie, Enlli Williams said, ‘I’m incredibly proud of Maddie for completing the MayDay Mile challenge for our station’.

Maddie commented, ‘To everyone who has supported me, sponsored me, sent me messages of encouragement and kind words, a massive thank you.’

An Abersoch RNLI spokesperson said, ‘We are incredibly appreciative of everyone’s fundraising efforts recently and a big thank you to Maddie for getting involved. So much of our fundraising has been affected by the Covid pandemic all monies raised will help us to continue saving lives at sea’.

You can still show your support for Maddie by making a donation at https://themaydaymile.rnli.org/fundraising/madalina-parvu-s-fundraising-page?wizard-true

Notes to editors

· Aberosch Lifeboat Station has been operating for just over 150 years. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/abersoch-lifeboat-station

· The current B Class Atlantic 85 Lifeboat launches to a variety of both commercial and leisure craft call-outs.

· Photo credit: Madalina Parvu

RNLI media contacts

For more information contact Sarah Leather, Abersoch Lifeboat Press Officer 07583 084338 or email sarah_Leather@rnli.org.uk. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer on 01745 585 162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.

Madalina Parvu

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