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Just over a week until Daniel undertakes his monumental charity challenge

Lifeboats News Release

A week on Saturday (9th July), Daniel will run 40km over 9 ‘Munro’ mountains before cycling 25km back to the lifeboat station in Kyle, all in a bid to raise as much money as possible to go towards the running of Kyle lifeboat station

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Daniel in his lifeboat kit

Daniel is gearing up for his epic challenge at the end of next week. He has been drumming up support throughout the local area, and has received some fantastic donations from local businesses including MOWI and Inverlussa Marine Services.

Speaking of his challenge, Daniel said ‘Preparations are underway for next Saturday and my training is going well. If everything goes to plan, I’ll start around 7am and am hoping to finish late afternoon or early evening, I just hope the weather co-operates! I would like to thank everyone who has so generously donated to my challenge, and helped get the amount raised so far to just under £3500 which is amazing’.

Daniel will be undertaking his mountainous ‘9 Peaks of Kintail Marathon’ on the 9th of July, and his Just giving page can be found at the following link:

Notes to editors

· Daniel has also made a short video to help promote his challenge, and can be found here:

· Please credit the picture of Daniel to Andy Tobin

· The other 2 pictures show Daniel in the lifeboat alongside vessels from Mowi & Inverlussa Marine Services. Please credit these to Kyle RNLI

RNLI media contacts

Andrew MacDonald, Lifeboat Press Officer, 07748707606, [email protected]

Natasha Bennett, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 07826 900639, [email protected]

Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 07920 365929, [email protected]

RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789

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Daniel in the lifeboat alongside a Mowi Vessel

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Daniel in the lifeboat alongside an Inverlussa Vessel

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