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A dedicated fundraiser puts her best foot forward to raise money for Port Talbot

Lifeboats News Release

Angeline Brook accepted the 300k step challenge in November to raise funds for the RNLI.

RNLI/Kirstee David

Angeline at the station

Angeline decided to take part in the 300k step fundraiser as she is passionate about helping the RNLI to save lives at sea. As a child she has fond memories of trips to her closest station in Whitby, which was many miles away from her home. A tour of the station and completing activity books is where her love of the charity first began.

Angela fulfilled a lifelong dream when she relocated to live by the coast in south Wales 11 years ago.

Talking of the challenge Angeline said:

'Using the tracker to break down the challenge into daily goals was the easiest thing to do. 300k steps seems like a mammoth task but it is just 10,000 steps per day. Sometimes it has been a challenge to hit the step goal but an hour or so on my fit stepper gets me to my daily target’

'The RNLI is so a well deserving charity, you just never know when you may need them.'

A few months ago, Angeline became unwell so this challenge was made all the more personal for her, she wanted to fight fit and get out and about to help her build up her strength. She has enjoyed the challenge so far and will keep focusing on the weekly goal through to the end of November.

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