Co Durham a perfect venue for the Mayday Mile

Lifeboats News Release

The Mayday Mile was embraced by Lucy Forbes-Johnson, her Mum Sue Johnson and a few friends.

RNLI/Richard Pennell

Lucy (RHS of photo) and friends embark on Mayday Mile

The Mayday Mile was embraced by Lucy Forbes-Johnson, her Mum Sue Johnson and a few friends. The group enjoyed their afternoon trek together with their friends new born baby, their dogs and a lamb within the beautiful rolling countryside of Co Durham where Lucy and her family live and run a farm.

The RNLI are most grateful for their efforts in raising over £400.

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