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BETH FOOT FORWARD IN AID OF RNLI AND LOWLAND SEARCH AND RESCUE

WightSAR’s Kev, Ed and Ghost the dog join Beth

50-year-old Elizabeth Wickes – known as Beth – has been taking in the stunning coastal views of the Isle of Wight this week as part of her around Britain trek in aid of the RNLI and Lowland Search and Rescue.

Beth started her fundraising journey in Westminster back in September and has been touring the country ever since. She is using RNLI lifeboat stations as waypoints to navigate to coast, sticking as close to the coastal paths as she can.

Wednesday marked the start of Beth’s visit to the Isle of Wight which has so far seen her travel anti-clockwise from Yarmouth to Compton, Compton to Blackgang and then Blackgang around to Ventnor and Shanklin.

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Members of WightSAR – the Island’s volunteer search and rescue team – joined Beth for a section of the journey in Ventnor yesterday (Friday).

Speaking on her official Facebook page earlier in the week, Beth said:

“Despite the awful windy and wet weather from Yarmouth to Compton Chine, it was still a beautiful walk. I can only imagine how stunning the Isle of Wight is in good weather”.

Thankfully, the sun shone for most of the day on Friday but the weather will once again be turning this weekend..

Beth will be on the Island until the middle of next week so keep an eye out for her on your journies.

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To follow her journey or donate to her cause, visit her blog or social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

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