Adrian Clark, 48, a podiatrist from Lancashire has decided to take on the challenge of climbing all of Wainwright’s 214 lofty peaks as listed in his series of fell walker’s guides, “A pictorial guide to the Lakeland fells”.
Incredibly Adrian is hoping to conquer all these hills, fells and mountains in a period of just ten months. He is undertaking this marathon event to raise vital funds which will go to the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station £100K appeal fund.
‘On average a completer would take around ten years to tick off all 214 Wainwright peaks. I decided to set myself a target of ten months beginning 22nd August 2013. Luckily, it’s been a reasonably mild winter, but I’ve had to battle strong winds, relentless rain and cruel ascents. I hope to raise £1000 towards the Moelfre R.N.L.I £100k appeal for the new mechanics workshop within the brand new Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station.
I have been a lifelong supporter of the lifesaving charity and over the years have become good friends with the volunteer Moelfre lifeboat crew. I really do admire the vital lifesaving work they all do and I am committed to raising as much money for their worthy cause as I can.’
Adrian is no stranger to physical challenges in recent years has completed the Menai Straights swim, the 125 mile Anglesey Coastal Path and the Wainwright Coast to Coast Walk all in aid of Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station.
Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station volunteer press officer Dave Massey said:
‘What Adrian is attempting is truly remarkable, over the past few years he has raised thousands of pounds for the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station. As a volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew we are all overwhelmed by his dedication, enthusiasm and generosity. All the vital money raised by Adrian from this unbelievable feat will go directly to the Moelfre lifeboat station appeal, named “Ty i’r Tamar”. The appeal was officially launched in October 2013 to raise £100,000 towards the mechanics workshop. Adrian is hoping to present a cheque at this year’s Moelfre lifeboat day which is held on Saturday August 16th’.
If you would like to donate and show your support to Adrian and this worthwhile cause then please email Adrian at email@example.com or there are sponsorship forms in the Kinmel Arms public house, Moelfre’.
Notes to editors
• Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station has been operating since 1830. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to www.moelfrernli.com
• Attached is an image of Adrian Clark during his challenge along with some of the Poole RNLI lifeboat crew.
• This year’s Moelfre Lifeboat day will be held on Saturday August 16th 2014.
• You can donate towards our £100,000new Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station appeal by visiting:
To support the £100,000 new Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station appeal
Text RNLI MOELFRE to 70300 to donate £5 to this appeal or to organise a fundraising event – for a fundraising pack please contact Deborah Ferns on 07900 607213 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Dave Massey, Moelfre RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press officer on 07917 267213
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Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coast. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and has more than 100 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.
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