Long distance walker's fundraiser for the RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Tracey Hannan called in to the Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat station recently as part of a fundraising walk for the RNLI.

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Hartlepool RNLI coxswain Robbie Maiden pictured with Tracey Hannan at the Ferry Road lifeboat station.

Walking and wild camping her way along the 'England Coast Path' 55 year old Tracey who is from Chippenham, Wiltshire has called into numerous lifeboat stations over the past three years.

Speaking during her visit to the Ferry Road boathouse Tracey said "The warmness and kindness of the people in the North of England has been amazing and I have had a great response from the volunteer lifeboat crew members at the various lifeboat stations I've visited.

It's always reassuring on my walks to know that wherever I am on the coast I'm never far from a lifeboat station which fills me full of confidence."

Hartlepool RNLI coxswain Robbie Maiden said "I think Tracey is an inspiration to us all and I think the motto of the RNLI founder Sir William Hilary 'With courage, nothing is impossible' sums up her amazing determination for taking on the walk and fundraising for the charity. On behalf of all the volunteers here I wish Tracey a safe and memorable journey."

So with a big smile and wearing her sixth pair of walking shoes Tracey headed up the coast to Sunderland and beyond to explore the delights that the English Coast Path has to offer and continue her fundraising effort for the charity that saves lives at sea.

To support Tracey please go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tracey-hannam1

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Tracey Hannan at the Ferry Road lifeboat station.

RNLI/Tom Collins

Tracey Hannan at the Ferry Road lifeboat station.

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