Search

RNLI charity walker Alex Ellis-Roswell arrives in Wells on 9,500 mile epic challenge

PUBLISHED: 13:51 08 September 2017

Alex Ellis-Roswell with the Wells lifeboat crew. Photo: RNLI

Alex Ellis-Roswell with the Wells lifeboat crew. Photo: RNLI

Archant

A man who has been walking around the coast of the UK and Ireland for three years has visited Wells-next-the-Sea.

Alex Ellis-Roswell arrives in Wells. Photo: RNLIAlex Ellis-Roswell arrives in Wells. Photo: RNLI

Alex Ellis-Roswell has raised over £60,000 for the RNLI by challenging himself to walk the entire British and Irish coastline.

The distance, of over 9,500 miles, has taken him since August 2014.

And he still has a way to go, including walking all the way up and down the River Thames, as he attempts to visit every lifeboat station in the country.

He will visit the six lifeboat stations along the one hundred miles of Norfolk coastline, and has already stopped at lifeboat stations in Hunstanton, Wells, and Cromer.

Read more: RNLI charity walker Alex Ellis-Roswell arrives in Norfolk on his 9,500 mile trek along the British and Irish coast

The determined fundraiser arrived in Well-next-the-Sea at around 7.30pm on Tuesday, September 5, just before it began to rain, and was shown around the lifeboat station and crew room by the Wells crew.

Peter Rainsford, chairman and deputy-launching authority of Wells lifeboat, said: “We were very pleased to meet him, and what he’s doing is incredible.

“He arrived just before the heavens opened, and strolled into sight when the beach was pretty deserted and cloudy.

“He’s a young man who’s set off to do an amazing thing. It’s a cause very close to my heart, so well done to Alex.”

Mr Ellis-Roswell was offered a nights accommodation in Sheringham before continuing his walk.

Mr Rainsford added that the Wells lifeboat station, which has been fundraising for a new lifeboat and boathouse, will “inevitably benefit” from the money Alex’s walk has raised.

He also thanked the volunteers, for giving all the time and energy they can, “so that we can be ready to launch at a moment’s notice”.

Mr Ellis-Roswell said: “Since I started walking I’ve met thousands of RNLI lifeboat volunteers”.

He described them as: “inspiring people who rescue on average 23 people every single day. They’re ordinary people doing extraordinary things”.

Read more: RNLI charity walker Alex Ellis-Roswell arrives in Cromer on his 9,500 mile trek along the British and Irish coasts

His aim is to raise £10 for every mile he walks, which will be a total of £95,000, making every blister, swollen ankle, and injury he’s endured worth it.

You can help Alex in his task by donating here, and follow him on his website.

Other news

Norfolk hospitals depend on the European Union for more than one in 10 doctors, new figures revealed, as uncertainty over Brexit threatens to worsen the crisis in the NHS.

Yesterday, 21:35

A Norwich City footballer has joined calls for fans to take part in a minute’s applause during the Canaries’ game against Aston Villa in memory of Bradley Raper.

Yesterday, 15:30

An elderly dog riddled with a spinal disease was found abandoned at the back of a mid-Norfolk hotel, wrapped in an old curtain and left alone to die.

Yesterday, 17:31

Controversial plans for Swaffham Town Council to borrow money for a new 51-home development on Days Field have been met with concerns from local residents and have divided the town council.

Most Read

Norfolk hospitals depend on the European Union for more than one in 10 doctors, new figures revealed, as uncertainty over Brexit threatens to worsen the crisis in the NHS.

Read more
Theresa May
Yesterday, 21:35

A Norwich City footballer has joined calls for fans to take part in a minute’s applause during the Canaries’ game against Aston Villa in memory of Bradley Raper.

Read more
Todd Cantwell
Yesterday, 15:30

An elderly dog riddled with a spinal disease was found abandoned at the back of a mid-Norfolk hotel, wrapped in an old curtain and left alone to die.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:31

Controversial plans for Swaffham Town Council to borrow money for a new 51-home development on Days Field have been met with concerns from local residents and have divided the town council.

Read more
Breckland District
Yesterday, 17:09

A cyclist is in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a collision in Swaffham on Sunday afternoon.

Read more
Norfolk and Norwich Hospital

Most Commented

Norfolk hospitals depend on the European Union for more than one in 10 doctors, new figures revealed, as uncertainty over Brexit threatens to worsen the crisis in the NHS.

Read more
Theresa May
Yesterday, 21:35

A Norwich City footballer has joined calls for fans to take part in a minute’s applause during the Canaries’ game against Aston Villa in memory of Bradley Raper.

Read more
Todd Cantwell
Yesterday, 15:30

An elderly dog riddled with a spinal disease was found abandoned at the back of a mid-Norfolk hotel, wrapped in an old curtain and left alone to die.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:31

Controversial plans for Swaffham Town Council to borrow money for a new 51-home development on Days Field have been met with concerns from local residents and have divided the town council.

Read more
Breckland District
Yesterday, 17:09

A cyclist is in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a collision in Swaffham on Sunday afternoon.

Read more
Norfolk and Norwich Hospital

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 10°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Dereham Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy