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Alex Ellis-Roswell visits Tobermory Lifeboat Station, during his epic 9000 mile

Lifeboats News Release

Today Alex visited Tobermory lifeboat stations fundraising team, before joining the volunteer crew on exercise in the Sound of Mull.

Fundraisers and crew of Tobermory station with Alex.

RNLI/Michael (Mick) Stirling

Alex has undertaken an epic test of endurance, choosing to walk 9000 miles around the coast of the Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Raising money in aid of the RNLI.

Starting the walk at Margate in Kent on 03 Aug 2014, since then he has covered 5000 miles, visited around 150 lifeboat stations, 18 Islands and worked his way through seven pairs of boots. With 4000 miles, still to go Alex expects to complete his epic walk in the summer of 2018.

Despite enduring one of the wettest winters on record in 2015, Alex remains extremely positive about the remaining 4000 miles. During the few days on Mull Alex has raised £852-25 so far, with the Tobermory to Craignure leg still to go.

To follow Alex on his amazing adventure go to www.facebook.com/alexellisroswell, and if you wish to contribute to his fundraising effort please go to www.bt.com/DonateToLifeboats

RNLI media contacts:

Michael Stirling, Tobermory Lifeboat Press Officer on 07921 515686, Mick_stirling@rnli.org.uk or stirling9599@gmail.com

Richard Smith, Public Relations Manager Scotland on 01738 642956, 07786 668903 or richard_smith@rnli.org.uk

Or Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

RNLI onlineFor more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre www.rnli.org.uk/pressKey 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 over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. 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 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Alex on board Tobermory Lifeboat with DLA, Dr Sam Jones

RNLI/Michael (Mick) Stirling

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 over 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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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or or by email.

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