Long distance walker's fundraiser for the RNLI
Tracey Hannan called in to the Hartlepool RNLI lifeboat station recently as part of a fundraising walk for the RNLI.
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
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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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