Hairdresser’s walk raised over £1,000 for lifeboat service

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A BROUGHTY Ferry hairdresser has raised over £1,000 for the RNLI by completing the Fife Coastal Walk.

Rhona Hunter spent her summer holiday raising money by walking the 81 miles from North Queensferry to the Tay Bridge in five days.

She decided to complete the Fife coastal path in aid of the RNLI after doing a shorter walk for charity last year.

This summer she wanted to challenge herself to a longer walk and wanted to complete it on her own.

Rhona said she chose the RNLI “because of the amazingly valuable work it carries out at sea”.

She also acknowledged that the RNLI relies heavily on volunteers and recognised the importance that contributions such as hers make to the RNLI.

Her walk started underneath the Railway Bridge in North Queensferry on a Monday morning and finished at the Fife end of the Tay Road Bridge on a sunny Friday afternoon. She experienced all weather conditions and all terrain throughout the course of the five days and also experienced a few barriers to the walk including cows that seemed determined to block her path and make her divert via the beach.

Rhona has raised £1,026 for the RNLI so far and donations are continuing to come in. Her enormous contribution is extremely gratefully received as the RNLI relies on fund-raising events such as Rhona’s in order to carry on the work it does and to save lives at sea.

Meanwhile. Robbie Wilson, an experienced sailor from Wormit, is doing a cycle challenge of approximately 1,000 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Broughty Ferry RNLI.

His challenge will start on Tuesday (September 13) and he is hoping to complete the distance in seven days.

Robbie has decided on donating the money raised to the RNLI as he has in the past been rescued from the Tay by the crew of the Broughty Ferry lifeboat. As a keen sailor he recognises the unique service the RNLI provide and wants to contribute the money he raises as the RNLI is run solely on charitable donations and run mainly by volunteers.

Everyone at Broughty Ferry lifeboat station wishes Robbie all the best in completing his challenge and thank him for his invaluable support and effort.