06 Oct 2015

The Queen backs MyDonate RNLI fundraiser on three-year coastal walk

HRH tweet to Alex

Alex Ellis-Roswell set off on his three-year challenge in August 2014 to raise awareness and money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). He will cover 9,500 miles in total.

The Queen’s Twitter account responded to a tweet detailing Alex’s challenge, saying it was ‘a more than worthy cause’.

Alex then tweeted his thanks to the Queen

The RNLI provides a 24-hour search and rescue service up to 100 nautical miles off the UK and Irish coastlines and relies largely on voluntary donations for its life-saving work.

Alex is raising money for the RNLI through BT MyDonate.

Trusted by all

He said: “BT MyDonate is great because it's a service that everyone trusts and unlike the other online fundraising websites available, it doesn't take any profits from the money raised.”

“That's why I chose BT MyDonate. It was really important to me that all the money people donated, went to the charity.”

By using MyDonate Alex has made sure every penny aside from the credit or debit card fee reaches the RNLI. The processing fees other fundraising platforms charge can be as high as five per cent which based on Alex's current total would be around £550, that's enough to buy 13 pairs of sea hardy wellies for the RNLI crew members."

You can follow Alex’s amazing efforts on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, and donate to him on his BT MyDonate fundraising page.




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