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Byline: Mark Newton, along with his two feline companions, has been travelling the length and breadth of the country to raise money for a number of charities including RNLI, The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.
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After suffering a life-changing injury in 2009, Mark found his mobility decreasing. With help from The Soldiers, Sailors Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA), The Royal Dragoon Guards (his old regiment) and The Royal British Legion Mark was able to acquire a mobility scooter. Since then Mark has been actively raising lots of money for charity.

Mark completed his first challenge in 2011 when he finished a tour around Wales, covering over 1450 miles and raising over £9000 for The Queens Dragoon Guards, Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion. His current record breaking challenge started 576 days ago and Mark is now on his final leg of the journey where he will finish in Lochgilphead on 19th November.

Mark said ‘Before even finishing that I had already started planning this trip in my mind. I added SSAFA to the list after I embarrassingly forgot them on my first trip! I added the Royal National Lifeboat Institution so that I had goals other than the end of each day, they are also in my eyes unsung heroes just as the forces are!’

Mark has raised nearly £40,000 so far and is already planning his next massive challenge of visiting every war memorial.

Arran RNLI Volunteer Press Officer Amanda Hogge said ‘Mark is an inspiration, the number of places he has visited and the amount of money he has raised so far is amazing. I first met Mark in Applecross and I was really happy to see him again in Lamlash.’

To help Mark on his way, he is charging his scooter at Arran Lifeboat station before he rides off to Largs. Mark had planned to visit Arran early in his tour but was delayed due to the bad weather and snow storms we had in March 2013.

If you would like to sponsor Mark please log on to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/aroundbritain or visit his website to follow Mark’s progress http://www.aroundbritain.org.uk/

RNLI Media Contacts: Amanda Hogge, Arran’s volunteer lifeboat press officer, 07818 406438.

Byline: Mark Newton, along with his two feline companions, has been travelling the length and breadth of the country to raise money for a number of charities including RNLI, The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes.
Page Content:

After suffering a life-changing injury in 2009, Mark found his mobility decreasing. With help from The Soldiers, Sailors Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA), The Royal Dragoon Guards (his old regiment) and The Royal British Legion Mark was able to acquire a mobility scooter. Since then Mark has been actively raising lots of money for charity.

Mark completed his first challenge in 2011 when he finished a tour around Wales, covering over 1450 miles and raising over £9000 for The Queens Dragoon Guards, Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion. His current record breaking challenge started 576 days ago and Mark is now on his final leg of the journey where he will finish in Lochgilphead on 19th November.

Mark said ‘Before even finishing that I had already started planning this trip in my mind. I added SSAFA to the list after I embarrassingly forgot them on my first trip! I added the Royal National Lifeboat Institution so that I had goals other than the end of each day, they are also in my eyes unsung heroes just as the forces are!’

Mark has raised nearly £40,000 so far and is already planning his next massive challenge of visiting every war memorial.

Arran RNLI Volunteer Press Officer Amanda Hogge said ‘Mark is an inspiration, the number of places he has visited and the amount of money he has raised so far is amazing. I first met Mark in Applecross and I was really happy to see him again in Lamlash.’

To help Mark on his way, he is charging his scooter at Arran Lifeboat station before he rides off to Largs. Mark had planned to visit Arran early in his tour but was delayed due to the bad weather and snow storms we had in March 2013.

If you would like to sponsor Mark please log on to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/aroundbritain or visit his website to follow Mark’s progress http://www.aroundbritain.org.uk/

RNLI Media Contacts: Amanda Hogge, Arran's volunteer lifeboat press officer, 07818 406438.