Intrepid fund-raiser walks UK coastline for charities

By Cambrian News reporter in Charity

AN AMBITIOUS adventurer has visited Barmouth RNLI station as he walks his way around the entire UK coastline.

Freelance photographer and charity fund-raiser Ken Scott called into Barmouth Lifeboat Station on Sunday, 9 July as part of his walk of the UK coast to raise money for the RNLI and Parkinson’s UK.

Ken left his home in West Sussex in February and has so far raised nearly £2,000 which will be split between the two charities.

His decision to support Parkinson’s UK is in memory of his father-in-law Harold who died in 2015 after a long and sad decline with Parkinson’s disease.

Given that his fund-raiser would involve walking past many lifeboat stations he decided to raise money for the RNLI too.

Ken said: “The RNLI does magnificent work at sea for our maritime nation, saving lives without discrimination.”

Ken was met for the walk over Barmouth Bridge by Barmouth RNLI volunteer crew member Helen Iles who then showed him around the lifeboat station and the type of equipment his fund-raising will pay towards.

You can make a donation towards Ken’s walk at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/coast17 or read of his progress on his blog Coast 17 at www.touchingthelight.co.uk/coast

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