Brother visits every Welsh lifeboat station in memory of Pwllheli lifeboat crew
Nigel Davies, who used to be shore crew at Pwllheli RNLI, is walking the coast of Wales and visiting every lifeboat station on the way to raise money for the RNLI in memory of his brother Barry.
Now Nigel, who runs the Druid Inn near Aberystwyth, wants to raise money for the charity which played a big part in Barry’s life for 13 years.
Nigel is walking the coast in separate legs twice a week for 10 to 12 hours at a time. He started in Chester and on Monday reached Pwllheli RNLI lifeboat station where he was greeted by Pwllheli RNLI mechanic Alwyn Roberts and Lifeboat Operations Manager Andy Vowell.
‘I walk on my own and enjoy the peace and quiet, though some people have joined me on the way. Fortunately I haven’t had any blisters, and I am feeling a bit fitter. I fell off a ladder and broke my back three years ago. They said I would never walk again, but now I’m walking around Wales.’
Nigel drives to his next starting point (where he finished on the previous leg) and then catches the bus back to his car, or his daughter collects him.
Nigel plans to carry on walking until the end of October and then start again next spring to finish his memory walk at Chepstow.
Andy Vowell, Pwllheli RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, said:
“It was great to greet Nigel, as he sets off on another leg of his challenge. His accomplishment so far is fantastic and already raised a great deal of money for the RNLI. We all wish him well with the rest of his challenge. Ardderchog Nigel.”
All the money raised will be donated to the RNLI. To make a donation, visit Nigel’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/nigelp.davies.5 and click on the link to his fundraising page.
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For more information contact Elizabeth Denholm, RNLI Pwllheli Lifeboat Press Officer on 07806 800627 or email [email protected]. Alternatively contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789 or email [email protected].
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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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