The RNLI is a charity that is very close to our hearts.

In these uncertain times, when we can’t raise funds in one of the more traditional ways, we have come up with our own fundraising campaign to lend our support to the charity. We have set ourselves a virtual challenge to walk, run, cycle or row from RNLI station to station around the entire British Isles – a mere 3386 miles!

We are delighted that the funds raised can be channelled directly to essential crew kit for the Longhope lifeboat.

We have an enthusiastic group of participants (shore staff and MV Alfred’s crew) that have already embarked on the journey. You can chart our progress here.

Please get on board and support us by donating through JustGiving.com.

There has never been a more important time to contribute to our volunteer lifeboat crews as they continue to answer calls and save lives.

Thank you for your support.





18TH  MAY –  50 MILES

After a strong start we’ve sailed past the Wick RNLI Lifeboat Station and made it to the 50 mile marker.

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21st  MAY –  200 MILES

We’ve run, walked, rowed and cycled a total of 244 miles so far for our RNLI Station to Station Challenge. You can see in the photo one of the beautiful Orkney views we’ve enjoyed on our journey!

Charting our progress round the UK coastline, we’ve just passed Aberdeen and are fast approaching the station in Montrose. Along the way we’ve passed Lifeboat Stations in Buckie, Macduff, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Aberdeen and Stonehaven.

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23rd  MAY –  275 MILES

Some of today’s miles come from Captain Mirek, who is currently in Poland, but still helping add to our total!

We’ve reached 275ish miles, so we’ve passed RNLI Montrose, Arbroath Lifeboat, Broughty Ferry Lifeboat – RNLI, RNLI Anstruther Lifeboat, Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat and are just arriving at the Firth of Forth.

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24th  MAY –  350 MILES

We’ve now passed the 350 mile marker and are making our way down the North East coast of England. We’ve been enjoying the weather whilst out in Orkney, here are more of the photos we’ve been snapping along the way…

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25th  MAY –  550MILES

We’ve been busy exercising over the weekend and have now travelled an amazing 550 miles! And thanks to your donations we’re now a quarter of the way to our target of £4000 for the RNLI Longhope Lifeboat.

So you can picture our virtual journey, we’ve included some photos of the views we’d be seeing in the North East of England. We’ve passed stations in RNLI, Blyth Lifeboat, Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat, RNLI – Sunderland Lifeboat Station, RNLI Redcar, Staithes & Runswick RNLI, Whitby RNLI lifeboat, RNLI Filey Lifeboat, RNLI – Humber Lifeboat Station, and are now just passing RNLI Skegness.

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26th  MAY –  895 MILES

More miles just in – we’ve hit 895 and are now virtually speeding along the South Coast of England. We’ve created a frame for our RNLI Challenge, if you want to show your support, or if you’re one of our members of staff and are participating, you can add it to your profile picture. From 550 – 895 miles, we’ve passed lots of stations including Great Yarmouth, Southwold, Southend-on-Sea, Margate, Dover, Hastings, Brighton, Yarmouth and are just approaching Poole.

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26th  MAY –  1142 MILES

We’ve now passed Land’s End and racked up a huge 1,142 miles! We’ve been turning a few heads whilst out and about exercising…

Along the way we’ve passed RNLI Stations in Weymouth, Plymouth, Falmouth, St Ives, and are approaching Padstow.

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