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Zoe Penfold - Boots, Bivvy and Backpack in aid of the RNLI.

Lifeboats News Release

Yesterday afternoon (Monday 9 April) members of RNLI Moelfre volunteer crew welcomed walker Zoe Penfold to the station as she completed another stage of her epic walk along the Welsh coast path.

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Zoe being welcomed by the crew members.

Zoe is walking the Wales Coastal Path in aid of the RNLI and Shelter! Zoe will cover the 870 mile route in 60 days as well as aiming to live off only £1 a day over the course of the challenge. Money raised for the RNLI over the course of the challenge will support the charity’s Mayday appeal – helping to fund vital kit for RNLI lifesavers across the country.


Mayday is the RNLI’s annual fundraising campaign that takes place across the month of May. As part of the fundraising campaign the charity are asking supporters to ‘do your bit, fund our kit’. This year the RNLI hopes to raise £750,000 as part of the campaign to help pay for vital crew kit which will keep volunteers safe as they respond to callouts across the coast.

To support Zoe on her walk please visit her fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/zoe-coastpath

If you're inspired by Zoe's walk but would like to take part in a smaller challenge, why not join in the 2018 Bala Challenge in aid of the RNLI. The event, organised by The Bala & Penllyn Rotary Club, takes place on Saturday 12 May and offers four distances which will appeal to all abilities. For more information on all Mayday events and a number of ideas how you can take part to help save lives at sea, take a look at the charity’s website: https://rnli.org/mayday.


RNLI media contact

For more information contact Phil Williams, Moelfre Lifeboat Press Officer on 07773 979910. Alternately contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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Zoe with crew members.

RNLI/Phil Williams

Zoe with the crew.

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland

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