Staffordshire teenager walks to equivalent distance of North Wales RNLI stations

Lifeboats News Release

During lockdown, Enys Lloyd, 14, from Weston, overcame his own health issues by walking a total of 133 miles, raising £550 for the RNLI. The teenager has shown his support for the RNLI’s Mayday Mile appeal, where people are walking in weird and wonderful ways in support of the RNLI crews

Lloyd Family

Enys Lloyd has been walking everyday after homeschooling to raise money for the RNLI as part of the Mayday challenge

As a keen supporter of the RNLI, Enys came up with the idea of locally walking the equivalent distance from his home in Staffordshire to the nearest main lifeboat station at Rhyl, approximately 90 miles.

Mum Sally said:

‘Each day after home schooling, Enys would walk between three and five miles in our local area. He very quickly completed his 90 miles so continued walking throughout February, to 'Llandudno', 'Conwy' and eventually reaching 'Beaumaris' on Anglesey, a total of 133 miles.

‘We are so proud of his achievements, overcoming his own health issues, by using lockdown time to help himself mentally, physically, and ultimately to help others.’

Enys promoted his walk amongst friends and relatives, his school (The Weston Road Academy) and local social media groups, with monies donated via a dedicated Just Giving page

Enys said:

'I really enjoyed the challenge of getting out & walking each day during lockdown. It allowed me to support my favourite charity whilst not being able to visit the coast'

Alongside this, the family also run a Jigsaw Library in their local village, with donations from this regularly made to the RNLI and The Border Collie Trust

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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.

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