Humber crew greets 9500 mile walker

Alexander Ellis-Roswell has spent the last three years walking around the coast British Isles coast to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Starting in Kent he has now on the final stretch heading south along the East coast of England.

Alex arrived at spurn point, to meet the crew here at Humber lifeboat station, just before 5.00pm today (15 August 2017) walking in to a well-earned meal freshly prepared by the crew. The RNLI lifeboat station at Spurn Point is the only fully manned coastal station with accommodation for the duty crew but a warm bed has been made up for Alex after another gruelling day on foot. Alex’s aim is to raise £10 a mile and his target is set at £96,000 and three quarters of the way through, he is set to meet his target, currently standing at just over £55,000.

Joe Pieniak, 2nd Coxswain Humber RNLI “This is an amazing challenge that Alex has set for himself and it is great to see him succeeding and the massive amount of support he has had around the coast. The money raised will go a long way supporting the lifeboat crews all around the UK and Ireland. We couldn’t carry out the lifesaving work we do without fundraisers like Alex”

Alex said “Since I started walking I have met thousands of RNLI lifeboat volunteers. Men and women from the south coast England, West coast of Ireland, North coast of Scotland. I’ve met a lot of inspiring people. Together, they rescue on average 23 people every single day. They’re ordinary people doing extraordinary things. And that’s why I’m more motivated than ever to raise money for this charity”

If you wish to support Alex you can make a donation by visiting his Mydonate page

You can also follow Alex’s journey via his Facebook page

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